During the Japannual, the film festival hosting the Austrian Premier of 「おみおくり ~ Sending Off ~ 」, DocumentingIan was part of the delegation of filmmakers from Japan invited to the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Austria His Excellency Koinuma Kiyoshi for a private reception. More about this event and the Austrian Premier of 「おみおくり ~ Sending Off ~ 」can be found on the DocumentianIan Blog.
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.