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Ian Teaches Master Class in Taiwan

Ian Teaches Master Class in Taiwan

Posted on August 30, 2016

This past weekend, Ian was invited to give a master class in Taipei during the Doc + Documentary Workshop which was sponsored by the Taiwan Film Institute. Serving beside filmmakers Feng Yan, from China, and Cathie Dambel, from France, the weekend was filled with screenings, film clinics and master classes. Ian’s report on Director Feng Yan’s master class can be found on the DocumentingIan blog here, more on the screening of Ian’s first film, “the ballad of vicki and jake”, can be found here, and more on editor Cathie Dambel’s class can be found here.

AP publishes article about young thyroid cancer patient in Fukushima

AP publishes article about young thyroid cancer patient in Fukushima

Posted on June 08, 2016

The AP has just published an article by Yuri Kageyama about the first of thyroid cancer patient in Fukushima to speak out.  The young woman, introduced to the AP by Ian, was first featured in an interview uploaded on the DocumentingIan channel.  Links to the article and other media surrounding this game-changing interview can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

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 information about the interview and links to the video can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

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 reunited with his son after thirty years“.  More background on Mr. Hata, along with the Storify link, can be found here.  

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.