The Light of Masao Nakagawa

    • Hideki Nakazaki
    • Peru
    idfaberthafund_01 IDFA Bertha Fund


    In 1927, a Japanese immigrant founded the first photographic studio on the northern Peruvian coast. Ninety-one years later, hundreds of images are still buried in the studio's archive. Its workers investigate the memory of their images, revealing the traces that the past inherited in each one of them, as a process of assimilation and preparation for the end of a lived cycle.

    Project information

    Supported with €7500 for Classic: Development 2023
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    Estimated length
    90 min


    Hideki Nakazaki
    Jaisia Jai Figueroa for Casa Productora Videa 3.0 SAC

    About IDFA Bertha Fund


    The IDFA Bertha Fund aims to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting remarkable and innovative documentary projects by talented filmmakers from these countries.

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