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“Boys for Sale” to screen in NYC

“Boys for Sale” to screen in NYC

Posted on October 31, 2019

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.

DocumentingIan returns to Guam for screening

DocumentingIan returns to Guam for screening

Posted on October 14, 2019

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.

Festival Delegation Invited to Home of Japanese Ambassador

Festival Delegation Invited to Home of Japanese Ambassador

Posted on October 05, 2019

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.

Dutch Festival Screens a DocumentingIan Film for 5th Time

Dutch Festival Screens a DocumentingIan Film for 5th Time

Posted on September 30, 2019

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.

“Sending Off” holds Japan premier

“Sending Off” holds Japan premier

Posted on September 10, 2019

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.

“Sending Off” trailer banned from use in Facebook advertising

“Sending Off” trailer banned from use in Facebook advertising

Posted on August 28, 2019

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.

North American and Dutch Premiers of “Sending Off” announced

North American and Dutch Premiers of “Sending Off” announced

Posted on August 27, 2019

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.