This retrospective season highlights the essential documentaries of Ogawa Shinsuke (1936–1992) and the filmmakers collective Ogawa Pro, founded in the late 1960s under his direction. These works were a formidable force in postwar independent Japanese cinema, and their influence is still felt today in Asian documentary filmmaking. Documenting the student struggles and the Sanrizuka protests from the late 1960s until the mid-1970s, these films recorded major political and social upheavals in Japan with remarkable dedication and commitment. Their practice—which lasted over thirty years—raises timely questions about radical documentary practice, authorship and the nature of independent, collective and political filmmaking. The programme offers a rare opportunity to discover one of the most important bodies of work in documentary cinema.