Document 72 hours


Genre)  human stories

Format) 12×25’

Synopsis) NHK’s long-running series ranked No. 1 for viewer satisfaction.

What happens if we set cameras on one location and observe for 72 hours? Who comes and goes? What kind of drama can we witness? Find out through this observational documentary series.

By remaining completely true to the reality of what the camera captures within a given time frame, 72 hours offers a glimpse of the unexpected drama in ordinary people’s everyday lives.

The locations vary from well-known tourist attractions, bus terminals and manga cafes to even a bench in a shopping arcade. Through observation and interviews at these seemingly mundane places, 72 hours spotlights the diverse and colorful lives of people, their emotions and a bigger picture of the current society that we live in.


Document 72 Hours [Trailer]
2_Christmas at the Bus Terminal
20_A Cafe Awaits in Omiya
21_Jellyfish Wonderland
24_Fabric and Buttons and Me
7_Route 439: Japan’s Last Frontier


Chie Muto | Contents Distribution 

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