Tokyo Waka

A poem about a city, its people, and 20,000 crows.

"Visually arresting and poetic . . a masterwork" - Tobias Wolff

"Elegiac . . a rich meditation" - David D'Arcy, IndieWire

Tokyo Waka: A City Poem


San Francisco International Film Festival - Premiere  Green Film Festival in Seoul - Best Feature Film  AFI DOCS  Film Festival - Official SelectionHaifa International Film Festival  UNAFF Film Festival  Big Sky Documentary Film FestivalBlack Maria Film Festival  Sole Luna Film Festival  Columbus International Film+Video Festival




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Theatrical Premiere: Film Forum, New York
          August 2013

"A nimble consideration of the collision between the wildness of nature and the orderly bustle of modern urban life . . . an essay on ornithology, Japanese culture and the challenges of pest control."      - A. O. Scott, New York Times

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"Fascinating. An edifying whole, a film of beauty and revelation."       - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

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"Sensually as well as philosophically, TOKYO WAKA is attuned to the textures of everyday life.  - Mark Jenkins, NPR

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Bloor Hot Docs Cinema,
          Toronto
          November 2013

Grand Illusion Cinema,
          Seattle
          January 2014

San Francisco International Film Festival
          Premiere

Green Film Festival in Seoul
          Grand Prize, BEST FEATURE FILM
International Buddhist Film Festival,
          Bangkok
AFI Docs Film Festival
Maine International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival,
          Croatia

Haifa International Film Festival,
          Israel
UNAFF Film Festival
          Winner, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Black Maria Film Festival
         Winner, DIRECTOR'S CITATION
Sebastopol Film Festival
Bradford International Film Festival,
          National Media Museum, UK
Cinema Planeta,
          Cuernavaca, Mexico
Independent Film Festival Boston
Mendocino Film Festival
Sole Luna Film Festival,
          Palermo, Sicily
          Winner, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Buddhist Film Festival Europe,
          Amsterdam
Astra Film Festival,
          Sibiu, Romania
Planet in Focus Film Festival,
          Toronto
Columbus International Film+Video Festival
          Grand Prize, BEST OF FESTIVAL

Salem Film Fest
Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival,
          São Paulo, Brazil

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