"Tokyo Weekender" featured the documentary film "Traces of the Soul".


We send over 22 billion digital messages a day
2.4 million emails every second.
In this age of instant communication,
has something been lost?

"Traces Of The Soul"

Unlike a text message or e-mail, handwriting is an aspect of a person's identity. It carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul. For thousands of years the unique beauty of the hand-written word has developed and evolved through the art of calligraphy. Through the eyes of twelve international artists "Traces of the soul" explores the world of contemporary calligraphy and why it is an increasingly relevant art form in this digital age.

The film, was selected for a number of festivals including Washington DC DocFest, Sydney Independent Film Festival and Docs Without Borders. It won First Prize at the 'Szolnok International Arts Film Festival' in Hungary and also Best Contemporary Art Documentary and Most Beautiful Film In Festival at the 'Master of Arts Film Festival' in Sofia.

Featured Artists: el Seed, Jake Weidmann, Ghalamdar, Koji Kakinuma, Dia Batal, Zhao Yizhou, Nakajima Hiroyuki, Soraya Syed, Paul Antonio, Shinzan Miyamae, Karl "KOBE" O'Brien, Shoho Teramoto 
Director/Producer/Editor - Martin Cooper