TAKUMI: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival of Human Craft

Clay Jeter
Documentary

54 min, 2019

TAKUMI: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival of Human Craft TAKUMI: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival of Human Craft
(2019)

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Takumi is the name given to Japanese master craftsmen.They devote a lifetime to their craft. Endless repetition, no shortcuts. Developing almost super human abilities. But how do we honor and preserve human craft, human ingenuity, timeless creative processes; as simultaneously we design machines to act more precisely and faster than humans ever can? How do we take the long road to excellence in a world clamoring for shortcuts? This film will be a visually-stunning, character-driven portrait of the unique philosophy of Takumi in today’s modern world. Takumi.The 60,000 hour story of human craft.

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