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.
M18 (Mature Content)
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.
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