The DocumentingIan-produced「売買ボーイズ」Boys for Sale has been invited to screen at Columbia University on November 12. More information about the event, at which DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance for the post-screening Q&A, can be found on the Weatherhead East Asian Institute page.
Six years after receiving the Best of Festival Award at the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) for “A2-B-C”, DocumentingIan returned to GIFF with「おみおくり～Sending Off～」. More about the screening and festival can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
During the Japannual, the film festival hosting the Austrian Premier of 「おみおくり ~ Sending Off ~ 」, DocumentingIan was part of the delegation of filmmakers from Japan invited to the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Austria His Excellency Koinuma Kiyoshi for a private reception. More about this event and the Austrian Premier of 「おみおくり ~ Sending Off ~ 」can be found on the DocumentianIan Blog.
The Dutch Premier of「おみおくり～Sending Off～」took place in Rotterdam’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival on September 28. CAMERA JAPAN is the only festival to have screened a total of five of DocumentingIan’s films. More about the Dutch Premier of「おみおくり～Sending Off～」can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The Japan Premier of 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」was held in front of a full house on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival at the National Film Archive of Japan on September 7. More information about the screening, which was attended by several of the documentary’s subjects, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
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.
This month, several educational screening of “Boys for Sale” were held in Japan, including Nagoya University in support of HeForShe UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality, a study session for doctors and other medical professionals in the University of Tokyo Medical Department library and with the Gender Studies Group at the International Institute of Language and Cultural Studies at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. More information about these screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.