It is ‘The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges’, and Seigo Tono, Festival Director of the prestigious Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, believes that his country shares a more spiritual connect with India than with any other nation.
As part of the “friendly exchanges”, Tono was here earlier this month for the screening of a few Japanese short films and a talk session at the Embassy of Japan.
Do films help to strengthen ties between two nations?
“Yes, of course, because when… For example, when (Indian filmmaker) Gitanjali Rao came to Japan in 2007, she…
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