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“Boys for Sale” screens at OAG House in Tokyo

“Boys for Sale” screens at OAG House in Tokyo

Posted on September 12, 2020

In the first public screening of one of his films since the pandemic began, the Thomas-directed Boys For Sale was screened at an event as part of the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) interdisciplinary lecture series “Gender and Sexuality in East Asia: Cultural Studies and Social Science Perspectives”.  With social distancing in place, the screening was fully booked. More information about the event as well as photos can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Sending Off” to screen in NYC’s Japan Cuts

“Sending Off” to screen in NYC’s Japan Cuts

Posted on July 17, 2020

“Sending off” is streaming from TODAY (July 17) until July 30 in the US in the 2020 JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film! Due to COVID-19, the festival will be online, but this means the entire program of films will be available to stream for anyone in the US.  More information about the screening as well as the documentary director panel “New Approaches to Documentary from Japan” is on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Sending Off” to be broadcast on PBS Guam

“Sending Off” to be broadcast on PBS Guam

Posted on June 03, 2020

Sending Off will be broadcast on Friday, June 5 at 8PM on PBS Guam (Channel 12) as part of the Guam International Film Festival “Select Showcase”. More information about the film festival and broadcast can be found on the GIFF website: https://www.guamfilmfestival.org/

“Easy Japanese” for the Pandemic

“Easy Japanese” for the Pandemic

Posted on April 30, 2020

The DocumentingIan-directed video targeting heath care professionals testing non-native Japanese speakers for COVID-19 was published today. More information about the video, as well as the team behind (which includes many of the artists who worled on Boys for Sale ) is on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Presenting at UC Berkeley

Presenting at UC Berkeley

Posted on February 16, 2020

DocumentingIan had the honour of presenting some of his Fukushima-based film work at the symposium “Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change” at UC Berkeley sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies, Japan society for the promotion of science, and the UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies. More information about the conference as well the class Documentary Voices at which he presented a guest lecture can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Boys for Sale” screens at Columbia University

“Boys for Sale” screens at Columbia University

Posted on November 15, 2019

「売買ボーイズ」Boys For Sale was screened today in the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in New York City.  More information and photos are on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Candadian Premier of “Sending Off” held

Candadian Premier of “Sending Off” held

Posted on November 12, 2019

The Canadian Premier of 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」 has been held in the 2019 Windsor International Film Festival. More information and photos from the screening can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.