25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Haruna Honcoop is a Czech-Japanese documentary filmmaker. After studying Sinology at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, in China and in Taiwan, she enrolled at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), where she is now pursuing her PhD in research on contemporary Chinese independent documentary cinema. She made her debut with the experimental film essay Built to Last – Relics of Communist-era Architecture (2017) awarded at the Archfim Lund festival, and her short film True or False (2016) won a prize at This Human World festival in Vienna. She is currently completing a documentary called Olympic Halftime about the architecture and urbanism of Olympic cities, and is working on two other titles: Varða about prominent Icelandic writers, and I am Taiwanese focusing on Czech-Taiwanese relations.
section: Opus Bonum
country: Czech Republic