Jin Tatsumura | TEDxTokyo 2010
Born into a family of renowned Japanese textile designers with a four-century tradition and trained under the expert eyes of his father and grandfather, Jin Tatsumura chose to weave in a totally different medium: film. After working for NHK and gaining recognition as an innovative director, he went independent. His first theatrical documentary film, Carol, is now a cult favorite in Japan. Since then, Jin has made numerous award-winning theatrical and television documentary features, including The Fantastic Journey of the Silk Road, The Starship and the Canoe, and the six-part (and counting) Gaia Symphony series. He has won the Galaxy Award—Japan’s most prestigious prize for documentary filmmaking and presented to the best television program in Japan—four times. His Gaia series profiles various wise individuals across the globe with extraordinary insights on the future of the living organism that is our planet.
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