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“Boys for Sale” World Premier Sells Out

“Boys for Sale” World Premier Sells Out

Posted on June 01, 2017

The World Premier for “Boys for Sale”, on which Ian served as producer, held its World Premier last week in front of a sold out crowd in Frankfurt, Germany.  Attended by Ian, and Co, one of the film’s protagonists, the documentary marks Ian’s first time working as a producer on a feature documentary.  More about the film and the World Premier at the 17th Nippon Connection Film Festival can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Boys for Sale” to premier in Germany

“Boys for Sale” to premier in Germany

Posted on May 21, 2017

“Boys for Sale”, a documentary produced by Ian about young guys working in Tokyo’s sex trade, will hold it’s World Premier this week in Frankfurt, Germany, at the 2017 Nippon Connection Film Festival.  More about the film, the team that made it and the World Premier can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Suturing Cultures” to be re-broadcast May 29

“Suturing Cultures” to be re-broadcast May 29

Posted on May 15, 2017

“Suturing Cultures“, Ian’s documentary commissioned by NHK World that first aired in February of this year, will be re-broadcast on May 29.  The times and more about the program, which is about young Japanese medical students preparing for a career during which they will also see foreign patients, can be found on the NHK World page for the film.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

Posted on May 12, 2017

While Ian represented “Acres of Diamonds”, on which he served as one of the producers, at the East Coast premier, director Shawn Small was receiving the award for Best Short Doc at the LA premier.  More information about the film and the screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Mr. Hata and T” Japanese-version published

“Mr. Hata and T” Japanese-version published

Posted on April 10, 2017

For the one year anniversary of Mr. Hata and T’s reunion, over the past three days Ian has retweeted each part of their story translated into Japanese at the exact same time as the original English Tweets were posted.  Links to the recent Japanese-version and the original English-version can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Part 3 of series for Imperial Hotel published

Part 3 of series for Imperial Hotel published

Posted on April 05, 2017

Part 3 of the series directed by Ian for the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, has just been published.  The column and accompanying video feature “Toko-san”, the Tea Ceremony Room located inside the Imperial Hotel.  Links to parts 1-3 of this series can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

6th anniversary of March 11 triple disasters marked

6th anniversary of March 11 triple disasters marked

Posted on March 11, 2017

It has been six years since the March 11, 2011, triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown struck Japan.  On the DocumentingIan Blog, Ian has shared about events he has taken part in to mark the anniversary, including: “Fukushima Storyteller” press conference at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and film screening at Brown University (INFO) Workshop and screening in Vancouver, Canada (INFO) Screening and Q&A in Edmonton, Canada (INFO)