With the Sand Still in His Shoes

(“Suna no haitta kutsu no mamade”)
Director: OKI Masaharu

2000 Japanese with English simulcast Color Video 12 min

Photography: OKI Masaharu, KANBAYASHI Makoto, GOTO Shiho
Editing: OKI Masaharu
Music: Ban Ban Bazar
  International Sales: OKI Masaharu
E-mail: boisjaune@yahoo.co.jp

[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2003

[Synopsis] The videomaker Oki Masaharu starts to play the part of Oki Masaharu. He speaks out to the camera. He takes up a weapon and goes into action. He poses as a wandering minstrel. What was it again that he wanted to convey . . . ? Instead of stopping and tapping the sand out of his shoe, can he go on running, as if confirming his sense of discomfort?

OKI Masaharu

Born in 1977 in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture. Began filmmaking at the Department of Informatique Designs at Tohoku University of Art & Design. Continued studying at the Graduate School of Art and Design and graduated in 2003.