Hikaru Toda

Hikaru Toda is self-shooting director and editor based in London and Osaka who works in long- and short-format documentaries. Her films have screened on BBC’s Storyville, France Télévisions, NHK, The Guardian and at major international film festivals including Hot Docs, CPH DOX and the Melbourne International Film Festival. Hikaru moved to Japan for the first time in 22 years to make her latest film, Of Love & Law; the film screens at Japan Cuts in New York City on Friday July 20.


RT @minami_kazuyuki: 豊岡であった映画「愛と法」の上映会のリポートです!主催者さんの情熱に胸がグッとくる。 「愛と法」の映画の中にいるような情熱的で純粋な弁護士はもうここにはいない(>_<)。 毎日、愚痴ばっかりしか出なくて、「愛と法」のファンの皆さん、…

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My Awkward Encounters on the Film Festival Circuit

By Hikaru Toda | July 19, 2018

My Awkward Encounters on the Film Festival Circuit

The director of the documentary Of Love & Law discusses constantly having to negotiate being “othered” by well-intentioned audience members.