Born in 1946. Filmmaker, stage director and essayist, Sakumi HAGIWARA began production work in theater, experimental film, video art and writing in the late 1960s. Currently a professor at Tama Art University, major films include TIME (1971), KIRI (1972), Feb. 20 (1988) and Closed Glass (1991). Has had an ongoing collaboration with Nobuhiro KAWANAKA, a series of video letter exchanges, titled Correspondence, beginning in 1979.


(Sakumi HAGIWARA, 1972)

A single uncut shot from a stationary camera photographs a fog shrouded landscape, at first totally white but then gradually revealed....