Ep. 4 No Cheap Excuses

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

49m 00s
Broadcast on May 26, 2019 Available until May 26, 2026

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at legendary Japanese animator and director Hayao Miyazaki. For a decade, he allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him. At age 72, he takes on a new challenge - one that would become the highly-acclaimed "The Wind Rises" (2013), Miyazaki's first film about a historical figure. Bringing the film from concept to reality turns out to be a long and difficult journey. In the process, Miyazaki grapples with tough questions about issues like aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.

This episode is the last of the 4-part documentary series, "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki." The entire series will be available on our video-on-demand site after the broadcast.

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