Fumiari HYUGA 日向史有
Nippon Docs ¾
Ozan and Ramazan were displaced from their homeland and came to Japan as children. They are two Turkish Kurds who are considered illegal aliens by the authorities but continue to apply for refugee status in order to work. Filmmaker Fumiari HYUGA provides an insight into the precarious living situation of young migrants suffering under Japan's rigid immigration laws.
About Fumiari HYUGA
Fumiari HYUGA, born in Tokyo in 1980, joined the independent television production company Documentary Japan in 2006 and shot several short documentaries, amongst them works on the military draft in Ukraine and Syrian refugees in Japan. His short film TOKYO KURDS (2017) won the Excellence Award in the Tokyo Docs Short Documentary Showcase.