Makoto Satō (director)

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Makoto Satō (佐藤 真 Satō Makoto, September 12, 1957 - September 4, 2007) was a Japanese documentary film director. Among his best-known films were Living On the River Agano, which describes people around the Agano River where incidents of Niigata Minamata disease were discovered, and Self and Others.

His final film, Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said (2005), was named Best Documentary at the 2006 Mainichi Film Awards.[1]

Early life[edit]

Satō was born in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, and raised in Tokyo.



  1. ^ "Konkūru no rekishi: 2006". Mainichi Eiga Konkūru. Retrieved 19 October 2012.

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