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#Herstory Satoko Saito

10 Mar 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

Satoko Saito – WIFVNE Member

Filmmaker / NewTV


What do you love about your work?

A lens of camera is my another eye. It reveals a depth beyond what my eyes catch. In addition. as a Japanese TV director and producer I had the tremendous opportunity to collaborate on projects across twenty countries.


What is your vision for yourself, female filmmakers, or the media industry in 2020?

Through my experience as a Japanese tv director for 25 years and my college life in U.S.,I got various perspective as a filmmaker. Now I hope to create a documentary in U.S.A. However it is not easy for people from abroad because I need to get a new visa to bring this vision.

What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”?

Sometimes we need to get out of our familiar or comfort zones if the way is uncertain and risky.


What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?

“Show up! Look up! Never give up! Lift each other up!” This is a message by Liz Cheng, General Manager for Television, WGBH.


Which women in the New England region inspire you?

Willow O’Feral.


What film or series are looking forward to watching this year? Why?

Various documentary about indigenous. Their right as human are infringed and each structure of a human rights violation is very similar. I’d like to learn their culture and life style to take a global view of the environment.


Attending any film festivals or events, and why you are attending them?

I had just joined film festival on campus. It was worthwhile experience because young students works really inspired me and we critic of each other’s finished works.

How can your fans find you!?

Find me on Facebook!


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