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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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 the DocumentingIan Blog.
The People’s Choice (audience) Award at the Champlain International Film Festival (NY, USA), decided by popular vote of festival-goers, went to ‘-1287‘, Ian’s latest documentary. More information on the festival and the screening of ‘-1287’ can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
‘-1287‘, Ian’s newest documentary, was awarded the First Prize in the Asian Competition at the closing ceremony of the 7th annual DMZ Docs Film Festival in Korea. Photos and more information about the prize and the festival can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.