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Special Film Screening with Ian Thomas Ash “-1287”
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
April 26, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: East Asia (Lathrop) Library, Room 224, 518 Memorial Way - Map Link
About the film:
During deeply intimate conversations with the filmmaker after she learns she is going to die, Kazuko challenges cultural and social norms speaking candidly about her own life and death while she grapples with what it means to be honest and live happily. As she nears the end of her life, through observations about love, money, marriage and death, Kazuko develops a deeper intimacy both with herself and the filmmaker, while inviting the viewer to deeply consider their own life. And death. (In Japanese with English subtitles)
About the director: Born in America, filmmaker Ian Thomas Ash holds an MA in Film and Television Production from the University of Bristol, UK. Beginning with his first feature documentary, “the ballad of vicki and jake”(2006), his films have focused on issues surrounding health and medicine and include two feature documentaries about children living in areas of Fukushima contaminated by the 2011 nuclear meltdown, “in the Grey Zone”. (2012) and “A2-B-C”(2013). His recent work has focused on death and dying in Japan and includes “-1287”(2014), “Dying at Home” (2016) and his newest film “Sending Off”(2019) which will hold its world premiere in May. Ian also served as the executive produced of the feature documentary “Boys for Sale” (2017, directed by Itako) about the male sex trade in Tokyo. Information about Ian’s films can be found on his official website: http://documentingian.com/