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Young Thyroid Cancer Patient from Fukushima is First to Speak Out

Young Thyroid Cancer Patient from Fukushima is First to Speak Out

Posted on May 23, 2016

For the past four days, Ian has been uploading clips of an exclusive interview with the first of the young thyroid cancers patients to speak out publicly.  She is one of the 166 patients diagnosed or suspected of having thyroid cancer who were 18 or under and living in Fukushima at the time of the nuclear accident in 2011.  More [...]

A dying father and son reunite, a Twitumentary

A dying father and son reunite, a Twitumentary

Posted on April 13, 2016

Over the weekend, Ian documented in photographs and words the reunion of a dying father and the son he had not seen in 30 years.  Originally posted in real time as a Twitumentary, the curated Tweets and reactions from around the world have now been published on Storify as “Mr. Hata and T, a father and son: a dying father [...]

Preview screenings of Ian’s new Fukushima film to be held

Preview screenings of Ian’s new Fukushima film to be held

Posted on February 23, 2016

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the March 11, 2011, triple disaster, preview screenings of Ian’s third film in his series about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, are to be held in Japan (Feb 24), Germany (Feb 27) and Ireland (March 3).  Details of the screenings can be found on the DoumentingIan Blog.  

‘-1287′ awarded Best Documentary at SoCal FF

‘-1287′ awarded Best Documentary at SoCal FF

Posted on February 20, 2016

Ian’s 2014 feature documentary ‘-1287′ was recently screened in California’s SoCal Film Festival where is was awarded “Best Documentary“.  More information about the film and screenings can be found on the -1287 website.

“Dying at Home” FREE to view online!

“Dying at Home” FREE to view online!

Posted on January 28, 2016

“Dying at Home”, Ian’s latest documentary, is now available to view FREE online worldwide until February 10, 2016.  The film, a commission for NHK World, can be viewed via the NHK World website.  More information about the film can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.

Screenings of -1287 continue abroad

Screenings of -1287 continue abroad

Posted on January 18, 2016

Screenings of Ian’s 2014 film ‘-1287′ continue abroad with upcoming exhibitions in New York, Oregon, California and Taiwan.  More information about the film and details on the screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Dying at Home” to screen globally

“Dying at Home” to screen globally

Posted on January 17, 2016

“Dying at Home”, a documentary program about a hospice doctor in rural Japan directed by Ian, will be broadcast around the world later this month.  The film, commissioned by broadcaster NHK World, is a 28-minute version of a film Ian plans to expand into a feature documentary.  More information about the program and how it can be viewed is on [...]