KAIWEN CHEN

The Samurai Girl

Samurai girl is my documentary activity project. For the project, I decided to mainly focus on filming the daily training life and a kendo fight of kendo fighter Taylor Bao and one of her friends. Kendo is a very special Asian sport. The main point of Kendo is not only the fighting itself but also the manners and arts associated with the fight. And the story of Taylor, a girl who practices such a sport dominated by male, really attracts me. I didn’t want to show the whole thing just to satisfy people’s curiosity. I aimed at showing the internal beauty and connotation of Kendo through my entire work.