by Chris MaGee
It was back in March that we reported on how "Confessions of a Dog" and "Goth" director Gen Takahashi (above right) was working on a new documentary film titled "Anti-Hero". That film will chronicle Shinichi Takehara, the former mayor of the coastal town of Akune, Kagoshima Prefecture, and his battle with local officials. Now, though, it looks like Takahashi has been working on a second documentary!
According to Takahashi's Grand Cafe Pictures website he and reprter Ikuma Isaac have teamed up for "An Ordinary Opinion", a film that asks over 200 New Yorkers their honest opinions about the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Filmed around the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, Takahashi has asked everyone from 9/11 rescue volunteers, housewives, academics, artists, Wall Street businessmen and even Sharif El-Gamal, chairman of the controversial Park 51 Community Center,"Ground Zero mosque" about their memories, thoughts and opinions about the world-changing events of a decade ago.
Apparently principal photography on "A Ordinary Opinion" is reaching completion. The finished documentary will be ready for March of 2012.