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Screenings of -1287 continue around the world
Screenings of Ian’s documentary ‘-1287’ (2014) continue around the world this autumn with participation in festivals in LA (Sept 14), Korea (Sept 18 & 22), Holland (Sept 26), Taiwan (Oct), Midwest USA (Nov) and NY (Nov). Screening information, including at which screenings Ian is scheduled to be in attendance, can be found on the -1287 website.
Cancellation and reestablishment of A2-B-C screenings featured in Asahi
An article about the cancellation and subsequent re-establishing of Japan domestic screenings of Ian’s documentary ‘A2-B-C’ (2013) was published today in the Asahi Shinbun (Digital) edition. More information and a link to the article can be fond on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Ian appears on BBC World Service as Japan re-starts nuclear plant
As the first nuclear power plant since the meltdown more than four years ago is restarted in Japan, Ian was interviewed live today on the BBC World Service. A link to the podcast which contains the report can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Japan screenings of ‘A2-B-C’ reestablished
Following the cancellation of all domestic Japan screenings of ‘A2-B-C’ in March, private screenings for the film have been reestablished. Information about the new screening process can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog here, and an explanation about the original cancellations, along with a video of a press conference about this issue, can be found here.
In magazine article, Ian comes out in Japan
With the post-production work on a documentary about male prostitution nearing completion, Ian was inspired to come out in an article published in Japanese magazine “5“. The bilingual (English/ Japanese) article has been re-published on the DocumentingIan Blog along with a series photographs.
Ian’s films screen in Munich
From June 8-13, three of Ian’s feature documentaries along with a program of his short films screened in Munich’s WERKSTATTKINO cinema. Details of the screenings along with photos can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Audience Award for Best Feature Film for ‘-1287’
At the 2015 Nippon Connection Film Festival, Ian’s film ‘-1287’ received the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. Details of the award along with photos from the festival can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Ian attends German Premier of ‘-1287’, other screenings
This week Ian will be attending the German Premier of ‘-1287’ in the 15th Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt. Following the festival, he will travel to Munich for a week of screenings of several of his films at the Werkstatt Kino. Schedules and links to the screenings venues can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Conversation between Directors Kamanaka and Ash published in Japan Times
A transcript of a conversation about filmmaking and Fukushima held between documentary filmmakers Hitomi Kamanaka and Ian Thomas Ash, was published in the Japan Times today (May 14, 2015). An accompanying video of the conversati0n was also published on the DocumentingIan Channel. Links to both the article and the video can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Press Conference about ‘A2-B-C’ Cancellations Held
Following the March cancellation of all screenings of his Fukushima documentary ‘A2-B-C’, Ian held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. An entry about the press conference and a full video of the proceedings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.