It has just been announced that the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new feature documentary 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」will be taking place in the 2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, May 31. Prior to that, the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new short documentary “The Father’s Love Begotten” 「父なる愛生せば」, about the story of a young man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest when he was 12, will take place in the Leiden International Short Film Experience on Thursday, May 9 with an encore screening on Sunday, May 12. DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance at both film festivals, and more information about these screenings can be found […]
After remaining largely silent on social media for the post six months, today DocumentingIan announced an upcoming week of guest lectures and screenings at Stanford University. The post on the DocumentingIan Blog also teased the announcement of the World Premiers of two new films and the promise of details of more screenings coming soon. *** Update posted on April 29*** Photos and descriptions of the classes and screenings at Stanford have been published to the DocumentingIan Blog.
Upcoming screenings of the DocumentingIan-produced Boys for Sale in Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Phillippines will bring the total number of festival screenings for the documentary to 40! Meanwhile, a test screening of the new DocumentingIan-directed short documentary The Father’s Love Begotten, about a boy who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest, will be held near Detroit on November 2. Details about all of these screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
79 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.