Select Essays on Documentary

  • “The Body at the Center: The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” in Hibakusha Cinema: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Nuclear Image in Japanese Film, ed. Mick Broderick (London: KPI, 1996), 121-160. Reprinted in Japanese language as 「中心にあるカタマリ:『広島・長崎における原子爆弾の効果』」『被爆者シネマ』(東京:現代書館)pp. 111-144, 244-235. Download in Japanese or English
  • “The Typical Genius of Kamei Fumio,” in Kamei Fumio 1908-1987 (Yamagata: YIDFF, 2001): 43-51. Download in Japanese or English
  • “The Postwar Documentary Trace: Groping in the Dark,” in Open to the Public: Studies in Japan’s Recent Past, ed. Leslie Pincus, a special issue of Positions 10.1 (Spring 2002): 39-78. Translated into Spanish as: "El Rastro del Cine Documental Japonés de Posguerra: A Tientas en la Oscuridad," El Cine de los Mil Años: Una aproximación Histôrica y Estéticá al Cine Documental Japonés (1945-2005) (Pamplona: Punto de Vista, 2006), 56-88. Excerpted as “Ogawa Shinsuke’s Narita Stories,” in The 29th Hong Kong Film Festival catalog (2015), 245-247. Reprinted in The Documentary Film Reader: History, Theory, Criticism, ed. Jonathan Kahana (London: Oxford University Press, 2016). Download in English or Spanish
  • “Private Reality,” in Identity Replays: Realism and Cinema, ed. Ivonne Margulies (Duke University Press, 2003), 145-163. Download
  • 「日本ドキュメンタリーの黎明:亀井文夫―プロキノからの継承」ドキュメンタリー映画は語る:作家インタビューの奇跡(東京:未来社, 2006): 10-15. Download
  • 「三里塚の蠱惑的空間にて時間を視覚化する」翻訳:山本直樹『現代思想』35.13 (2007): 92. Download
  • “The Obtrusive and Bewildering Cinema of Hara Kazuo," in Camera Obtrusa: The Action Documentaries of Hara Kazuo (Berkeley: Kaya Press, 2009), xi-xvi. Download
  • 「小川プロ、その運動としての映画における音楽性」翻訳:水野祥子『日本映画は生きている(7)』(東京:岩波書店), 1-34. Translated into German: “Zu Mimesis und musikalischem Element in Ogawa Shinsukes Dokumentarfilmen” [Mimesis and Musicality in the Documentary of Ogawa Shinsuke], Nachrichten (Hamburg) 181-182 (2007): 115-129. Download Japanese Version Download German Version
  • “The Crux,” response to special issue on Asia-Pacific Documentary, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies: Literary and Cultural Studies (Taipei) 39.1 (March 2013): 189-202. Download
  • “Eastwards,” The Documentary Film Book, ed. Brian Winston (London: BFI, 2013), 209-216. Download
  • 「存在し得ない義人たちの連帯:山形での小川紳介」 翻訳:慶野優太郎 Neo-Neo 1.2 (2013): 70. Download Extended Online Version
  • “Marking the Body: The Axiographics of the Visible Hidden Camera,” in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations, ed. Zhang Zhen and Angela Zito (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015), 29-56. Download
  • “Wages of Resistance and the Spiritual Problem of Sanrizuka,” Senses of Cinema 76 (September 2015). Read Online