Ushiku

Thomas ASH Japan 87 Min M18 (Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere

Asylum seekers in a Japanese detention centre who are indefinitely detained reveal their unjust treatment in secretly recorded interviews.

Within the confines of Ushiku, one of Japan’s largest immigration centres, time slows down for foreign detainees held in indefinite detention for years. The individuals featured in Thomas ASH’s secretly recorded interviews rely on faith, humour, artistic expression and visits from loved ones to cope with their inhumane physical and psychological treatment. And in hopes of being granted temporary release, they risk their life and health with repeated hunger strikes.

Timing & Venue

Price

4 December 2021,
Saturday, 1.00pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ 3

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

Ushiku

Original Title

牛久

Country

Japan

Year

2021

Runtime

87 Min

Rating

M18 (Mature Content)

Language(s)

Japanese, English

Subtitles

English

Credits

Thomas ASH

Thomas ASH is a director, editor, producer and writer based in Japan. His documentaries on health and medicine in the country have covered topics such as children living in areas of Fukushima impacted by the nuclear meltdown, end-of-life care, and male sex workers. Ushiku won first prize in the Asian Competition at this year’s DMZ Docs.

Cast & Crew

Screenwriter

Thomas ASH

Producer

Thomas ASH

Contact

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