Arata Mori

Arata Mori is a Japanese film director, editor and artist, based in Berlin and Tokyo, the graduate of the Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins in London. His creative practice crosses over the fields of documentary film, TV documentary, corporate video, experimental film, dance-theatre and architecture.

In 2021, Mori made his creative documentary film “A Million”, a fake travelogue about an imaginary city on the real urban cities along the new silk road, revived by China. The film was premiered at the 64th Dok Leipzig.

In 2024, he directed a documentary feature “Johatsu - Into Thin Air” together with Andreas Hartmann, portraying the so-called “Night Moving Companies” in Japan, which help people to disappear. The film has had the world premiere in the international competition of Thessaloniki IDF.

He also co-founded another: with Laurian Ghinitoiu, a video series, collaborating with leading architects and artists including BIG, OMA, SO-IL and Shiota Chiharu.

Mori is the 2022 grantee of Asian Cultural Council's individual fellowship, 2023 participant of Docs by the Sea and ESoDoc and member of Documentary Association of Europe.

Johatsu - Into Thin Air
A Million
Camino Negro
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