“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“, 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.
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.
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 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.
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)
Suturing Cultures, Ian’s latest documentary program, is now available to stream for free On Demand from the NHK World website until February 20. A direct link to the film can be found here, more information about the documentary can be found on the Documenting Ian blog here, and a link to an Director’s Interview can be found here.