The Dutch Premier of「おみおくり～Sending Off～」took place in Rotterdam’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival on September 28. CAMERA JAPAN is the only festival to have screened a total of five of DocumentingIan’s films. More about the Dutch Premier of「おみおくり～Sending Off～」can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The Japan Premier of 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」was held in front of a full house on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival at the National Film Archive of Japan on September 7. More information about the screening, which was attended by several of the documentary’s subjects, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Facebook has banned the trailer of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 from being used in advertising after deeming it to be “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content. DocumentingIan has responded by re-editing the trailer to include a statement which reads in part: Death is hard to talk about, let alone watch, but thinking about how we want to die has the potential to change the way we live. More about this story and links to both the original and updated versions of the 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」trailer can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The North American premier of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 in the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (September 14), and the Dutch Premier in Camera Japan (September 28) have just been announced. DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance at both film festivals to participate in post-screening discussions, and details can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Ahead of the Japan Premier of the new DocumentingIan-directed feature documentary「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」at the National Film Archive of Japan on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival on September 7, the film will be featured on this week’s episode of the NHK World Japan program “J-FLICKS”. More information about the program, including the air times and viewing options, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
This month, several educational screening of “Boys for Sale” were held in Japan, including Nagoya University in support of HeForShe UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality, a study session for doctors and other medical professionals in the University of Tokyo Medical Department library and with the Gender Studies Group at the International Institute of Language and Cultural Studies at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. More information about these screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At its World Premier in the 2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival, the largest festival of Japanese film in the World, the DocumentingIan-directed “Sending Off” received the Nippon Docs Award (Audience Award for Best Documentary). Details of the screening in Frankfurt, photographs, and a list of other award recipients, including the legendary film director Tsukamoto Shinya, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Following the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new short documentary “The Father’s Love Begotten”「父なる愛生せば」in Holland last week, the North American Premier of the film took place this past weekend at the Harlem International Film Festival. Details on the screening and audience reaction can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.
At the World Premier in Holland, “The Father’s Love Begotten”「父なる愛生せば」had the honour of receiving the Audience Award. More about the award and upcoming screenings of the short documentary can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.