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ARATA MORI

 

 

Arata Mori is a Japanese film director, editor and artist, based in Berlin and Tokyo. He is the graduate of the Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins in London, the 2022 grantee of Asian Cultural Council's individual fellowship, 2023 participant of Docs by the Sea and ESoDoc and the member of Documentary Association of Europe. ​

In 2021, Mori made his creative documentary film “A Million”, a fake travelogue about an imaginary city projected on the real urban cities along the new silk road. The film premiered at the 64th Dok Leipzig.

The feature-length documentary “Johatsu - Into Thin Air”, he recently directed together with a German filmmaker Andreas Hartmann, portrays so-called “Night Moving Companies” in Japan, which help people to disappear. After it's world premiere in 2024 at Thessaloniki iDF, the film was screened at CPH : DOX and won the Victor award at DOK.fest Munich for the festival's best film.

Mori has co-founded another: with Laurian Ghinitoiu, filmmaker and photographer creative duo. Collaborating with the leading architects and artists including BIG, OMA, SO-IL and Shiota Chiharu, their recent film "veins" (2023) follows the journey of marble from the Portuguese quarry to NY to become the façade of the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site.

He also works as a freelance director and editor for broadcasters such as NHK and WOWOW, often engaging himself in risky areas such as Ukrainian border and Iran.

 
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