87 min/ Japan/ 2021
Seeking asylum in Japan, detainees at the infamous Ushiku immigration centre speak out in secretly recorded interviews.
77 min/ Japan/ 2019
When the time comes, the villagers gather to send off their dead.
The Father’s Love Begotten
17 min/ Japan/ 2019
A young man struggles with the effects of abuse he suffered as a child. 子供時代に受けた虐待によるトラウマに苦しむ青年の話
Boys for Sale
76 min/ JAPAN/ 2017 (dir: Itako, prod: Ian)
男の子たちが売るセックスを買うのは・・・？Boys are selling in Japan. Who is buying?
28 min/ Japan (NHK World)/ 2017
Japan’s future doctors navigate culture, religion and sexual orientation…in English.
Dying at Home
28 min/ Japan (NHK World)/ 2016
Dr. Kaoru Konta is on a quest to help people who wish to die at home rather than in hospital.
70 min/ US & Japan/ 2014
Over the course of four years, Kazuko discusses love, marriage, money, life…
and her own death.
71 min/ Japan/ 2013
Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, children who were not evacuated are found to have thyroid cysts and nodules.
In the Grey Zone
89 min/ Japan/ 2012
The children of Minamisoma City, Fukushima, living inside the radiation zone head back to school after the nuclear meltdown.
Jake, not finished yet
81 min/ Japan & UK/ 2010
The story of two mothers and two sons whose chance meeting seven years earlier changes their lives forever.
the ballad of vicki and jake
84 min/ UK/ 2006
A family struggles with drug abuse, homelessness and their relationship with the filmmaker.