The wonderful documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda is screening his award winning new doc PEACE at MoMa this week (Thursday, February 17, 2011, 8:00 p.m.) and next week (Monday, February 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m.)! Check out the film if you have time. Highly recommended. Have a read of my film review and interview with Soda.
Here is a trailer and a brief synopsis of the film at MoMa.
2010. Japan/USA/South Korea. Directed by Kazuhiro Soda. Toshio Kashiwagi drives disabled and elderly people to appointments with his affordable taxi service. His wife, Hiroko Kashiwagi, is a professional caregiver who also runs a nonprofit home-helper agency for the elderly and disabled. While Hiroko visits 91-year-old cancer patient Shiro Hashimoto to help in his daily routines, her husband returns home to feed the hungry stray cats outside their door. As government funding for these services dwindle, the hungry stray cats encounter a “thief” and the elderly man recalls being drafted into WWII for the price of a postcard.”