This week two new documentaries directed by Ian were announced. The first is the feature-length version of his 2016 program about end-of-life care, and the second is a short documentary about a young man who was sexually molested by a Catholic priest as a child. More information about these two films can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At its Munich Premier this past weekend in the 2018 Nachtschatten Film Festival, Boys for Sale was honoured with the award for Best Feature Film. More about the festival, award and jury citation can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog. This brings the total number of awards the film has received to seven, six of which were for Best Film.
“Boys for Sale”, on which Ian served as executive producer, received the Best Documentary Feature Award at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in Mumbai. Details about the award, including the jury citation, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
79 min/ Japan/ 2018
When the time comes, the villagers gather to send off their dead.
17 min/ Japan/ 2018
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.