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.
Ahead of the Japan Premier of the new DocumentingIan-directed feature documentary「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」at the National Film Archive of Japan on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival on September 7, the film will be featured on this week’s episode of the NHK World Japan program “J-FLICKS”. More information about the program, including the air times and viewing options, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.