June 01, 2011

Buddhafest Video: Filmmaker Makoto Sasa on Fire Under the Snow

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In this video Enkyo Roshi speaks with Makoto Sasa about her documentary Fire Under the Snow, which will kick off the Tricycle Buddhafest Online Film Festival on June 6. Join the Tricycle Community to watch Fire Under the Snow and five other Buddhist films.

Watch the Fire Under the Snow trailer here.

Makoto Sasa was born in 1973 in Tokyo. In her childhood, she was captivated by the images of Tibetan monks and the Himalayan mountains on TV, and Tibet has affected her ever since. She studied Media at Keio University in Japan, then moved to New York City in 1998. After receiving a M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University, she made several short documentaries, worked as an assistant editor for Going Under (2004), Love (2005), and The City (2007). She was the editor and associate producer for a feature documentary about a Japanese photographer, which won the Best Editing Award at the Honolulu International Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. She is the producer and director of Fire Under the Snow.

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