In preparation for the World Premier of “Gurei Zoun No Naka” (In the Grey Zone) at Flickers RIIFF from August 7-12 in the US, a new trailer has just been uploaded to DocumentingIan Channel. For more information, the film’s website is here and the Flickers RIIFF film page is here.
Ian’s feature-length documentary “In the Grey Zone“, about the children living in Fukushima in the month after the nuclear meltdown will hold its World Premier at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (August 7-12). Exact screening times and dates have yet to be announced, but stay-tuned to the festival page for updates.
For the past four years, Ian has been working on a very personal documentary in the background of the other work he has been doing. When Ian’s friend Kazuko was given 3-4 years to live after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, they decided to document the last years of her life. Kazuko shares her thoughts on money, love, marriage and raising children, all within the greater context of her own life and impending death. The filming on the feature-length documentary, tentatively called “-1287” ended two weeks ago, and the film is currently being edited. Ian has just posted the trailer for “-1287” to his DocumentingIan Channel.
Post-production for Ian’s documentary, “In the Grey Zone”, is completed and the first batch of DVD screeners have been sent off to film festivals. The film documents the confusion and conflict surrounding the safety of the children who remain living in the 30km radiation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant as they head back to school one month after the nuclear meltdown on March 11, 2011. The 89 minute documentary is Ian’s first feature-length documentary filmed entirely in Japanese and sees him working again with his filming partner, Colin O’Neill (camera/ producer). For more information, please visit the film’s website at www.inthegreyzone.com.