Sungwoong KIM 金聖雄

My Anniversaries


Nippon Docs   ¾ 

Shoji SAKURAI was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 29 years in prison, where he wrote poems, songs, letters, and diaries to stay sane. Since his release on parole in 1996, he has been fighting for his own acquittal, as well as for others who have been innocently convicted. Director Sungwoong KIM’s documentary portrays his unwavering joy of life, his poetry, and music.

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My Anniversaries (NC 2023)

Winner of the Nippon Docs Award 2023
Winner of the Nippon Docs Award 2023

Documentary Music Politics

Ore no kinenbi

Japan 2021

104 minutes

Sungwoong KIM

Toshimi IKEDA


World sales
Kimoon Film

About Sungwoong KIM

Sungwoong KIM was born in Osaka in 1963. After graduating from Osaka Gakuin University, he gained experience as an assistant photographer and assistant director in Tokyo. In 1993, he started making his own documentaries, PR films, and TV programs. He has won several awards, including the Mainichi Film Award for Best Documentary Film for SAYAMA: UNTIL THE INVISIBLE HANDCUFFS ARE REMOVED in 2013. For MY ANNIVERSARIES (2022 / NC ’23), he received the NIPPON DOCS AWARD 2023.