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[on his parents in labor] The backbreaking labor of wheat harvesting and the grueling job of threshing by hand with primitive implements.
He made the film Hadaka no shima with his own production company, which was facing financial ruin at the time. Using one-tenth of the average budget, he took one last impassioned risk to make this film. Hadaka no shima won the Grand Prix at Moscow International Film Festival (where Luchino Visconti was a jury member). It is now considered to be one of Shindo's major works and saved his production...