The Japan Premier of 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」was held in front of a full house on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival at the National Film Archive of Japan on September 7. More information about the screening, which was attended by several of the documentary’s subjects, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Facebook has banned the trailer of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 from being used in advertising after deeming it to be “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content. DocumentingIan has responded by re-editing the trailer to include a statement which reads in part: Death is hard to talk about, let alone watch, but thinking about how we want to die has the potential to change the way we live. More about this story and links to both the original and updated versions of the 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」trailer can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The North American premier of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 in the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (September 14), and the Dutch Premier in Camera Japan (September 28) have just been announced. DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance at both film festivals to participate in post-screening discussions, and details can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
77 min/ Japan/ 2019
When the time comes, the villagers gather to send off their dead.
17 min/ Japan/ 2019
A young man struggles with the effects of abuse he suffered as a child. 子供時代に受けた虐待によるトラウマに苦しむ青年の話
76 min/ JAPAN/ 2017 (dir: Itako, prod: Ian)
男の子たちが売るセックスを買うのは・・・？Boys are selling in Japan. Who is buying?
28 min/ Japan (NHK World)/ 2017
Japan’s future doctors navigate culture, religion and sexual orientation…in English.
28 min/ Japan (NHK World)/ 2016
Dr. Kaoru Konta is on a quest to help people who wish to die at home rather than in hospital.
70 min/ US & Japan/ 2014
Over the course of four years, Kazuko discusses love, marriage, money, life…
and her own death.
71 min/ Japan/ 2013
Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, children who were not evacuated are found to have thyroid cysts and nodules.
89 min/ Japan/ 2012
The children of Minamisoma City, Fukushima, living inside the radiation zone head back to school after the nuclear meltdown.
81 min/ Japan & UK/ 2010
The story of two mothers and two sons whose chance meeting seven years earlier changes their lives forever.
84 min/ UK/ 2006
A family struggles with drug abuse, homelessness and their relationship with the filmmaker.