Born in 1941, Nobuhiro KAWANAKA began experimental filmmaking in the early 1960s. In 1968 Nobuhiro Kawanaka co-founded the Japan Filmmakers Cooperative, a national distributor for independent and experimental films, and later played a key role in experimental film in Japan as a founding member of Underground Center and Image Forum. He was also a key member of Video Hiroba, which was founded in 1972. He was the original editor of the film magazine Monthly Image Forum. He is currently a professor at Tokyo Zokei University. Major works include Kick the World (1974), Switch Back (1976), Correspondence 1-10 (collaboration with Sakumi HAGIWARA, 1979-2005) and Drunken Diary (2004).