Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Shiro Hashimoto, Hiroko Kashiwagi, Toshio Kashiwagi • 2010 • 75 minutes
What is peace? What is coexistence? And what are the bases for them? PEACE is a visual-essay-like observational documentary, which contemplates these questions by observing the daily lives of people and cats in Okayama city, Japan, where life and death, acceptance and rejection are intermingled.
"Peace is a quiet film with an unusual power to move. By following the ordinary lives of people and cats, the camera leads the audience to discover the concept of peace in its most fundamental sense, not as a state of negotiated, reluctant coexistence, but as an idea that lies at the core of our humanity. The film reveals the sublime through the mundane." —Hong Kong International Film Festival Jurors
- Audience Award, Tokyo Filmex
- The Best Documentary Award, Hong Kong International Film Festival