As the 4th anniversary of the March 11, 2011, triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown approaches, screenings of Ian’s film ‘A2-B-C‘ are being held around Japan and the world, including the US, Canada, Germany and New Zealand. More information about the screenings and links to Ian’s early work documenting the disaster can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At the 2015 Snowtown Film Festival, Ian was honoured with a Filmmaker Award for his short documentary “Even the Birds Need to be Loved”. More information about the film, the Snowtown Film Festival and the award can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
A review of Ian’s films about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, ‘In the Grey Zone’ (2012) and ‘A2-B-C’ (2013), has been published in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s academic journal Education About Asia. The review described the films as “sharp” and “riveting” and Ian’s interview technique as “superb”. The full review can be found HERE.
Documentary/ 70 min/ US & Japan/ 2014.
Over the course of four years, Kazuko discusses love, marriage, money, life…
and her own death.
Documentary/ 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.
Documentary/ 89 min/ Japan/ 2012.
The children of Minamisoma City, Fukushima, living inside the radiation zone head back to school after the nuclear meltdown.
Documentary/ 81 min/ Japan & UK/ 2010.
The story of two mothers and two sons whose chance meeting seven years earlier changes their lives forever.
Documentary/ 84 min/ UK/ 2006.
A family struggles with drug abuse, homelessness and their relationship with the filmmaker.