The Invisible Sanctuary
DOC | 00:32 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTOR SAYAKA MIZUNO | SCREENPLAY SAYAKA MIZUNO
IN COPRODUCTION WTH ECAL/HEAD
In Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, Masayo Fujio narrates the painful account of her life. Through her story, mingled with that of her district, Sujin, the past of an invisible Japanese community that is still discriminated against today gradually surfaces again: The Burakumin, descendants of the pariah caste of the feudal era.
Sayaka Mizuno, Director
Sayaka Mizuno was born in Geneva in 1991. In 2016, she gained her Bachelor’s degree in Cinema at HEAD – Geneva with a distinction from the jury for her film Kawasaki keirin. The film had its world premiere at the Nara International Film Festival in Japan, and received The Flaherty Talent Award. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree at ECAL/HEAD.
Astrée, fiction, 2015 Cet enfant qui est mon père, documentary essay, 2014