Ian has just returned from Taiwan, where his film ‘-1287’ screened twice during the tour of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF). Photos and reports from the two screenings can be found in the entries Photo-reel-ism and Love me Truly on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Following the cancellation of all Japan domestic screenings of Ian’s documentary ‘A2-B-C’ last month, the Foreign Correspondents” Club of Japan (FCCJ) will be hosting a Screening and Press Conference about the issue on May 12 at 14:00. More information about the press conference can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
After screening his film ‘A2-B-C’ (2013) in Nebraska this week, Ian will be moving on to Oregon, where the North American premier of ‘-1287’ (2014) will be held in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Information about the screenings of both of these films can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Following the recent cancellations of all screenings of ‘A2-B-C’ in Japan, the dissolution of the ‘A2-B-C’ Screening Committee in Japan was announced on the Facebook page and Twitter account of the film. Ian also posted the announcement on the DocumentingIan Blog.
配給会社都合により、急遽「A2-B-C」上映中止せざるを得なくなってしまいました。 Ian has just announced that the distributor of his film ‘A2-B-C’, about children living in Fukushima, has decided to cancel all domestic screenings of the film. For more information, visit the DocumentingIan Blog HERE.
As the 4th anniversary of the March 11, 2011, triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown approaches, screenings of Ian’s film ‘A2-B-C‘ are being held around Japan and the world, including the US, Canada, Germany and New Zealand. More information about the screenings and links to Ian’s early work documenting the disaster can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At the 2015 Snowtown Film Festival, Ian was honoured with a Filmmaker Award for his short documentary “Even the Birds Need to be Loved”. More information about the film, the Snowtown Film Festival and the award can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
A review of Ian’s films about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, ‘In the Grey Zone’ (2012) and ‘A2-B-C’ (2013), has been published in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s academic journal Education About Asia. The review described the films as “sharp” and “riveting” and Ian’s interview technique as “superb”. The full review can be found HERE.
The Middle Eastern Premier of ‘A2-B-C‘ was held this week during the Amman edition of the Uranium Film Festival. More about the screening and photos can be found in this entry on the DocumentingIan Blog. In addition to the festival, Ian also visited the ancient city of Petra, which he wrote about in a series of photo travelogs (links below). Introduction: Finding my roots in the trees of Petra Petra, Part 1 of 3: The Pilgrimage Petra, Part 2 of 3: The Church, a Dead End and the High Place of Sacrifice Petra, Part 3 of 3: Khalid, the Cave Man
At the recently held Lake Champlain International Film Festival, Ian’s two films about Fukushima, ‘In the Grey Zone’ (2012) and ‘A2-B-C’ (2013), were awarded the “The Golden Honey Comb for Outstanding Work in Film”. More information about the festival, the double-bill screening and the award can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.