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KISARAZU (7min)

KISARAZU (7min/Drama/2016/Japan)

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor, Sound Designer and Colorist: Toshimichi Saito

Director of Photography: Shinnosuke Fukushima

Cast: Chen Shourong, Kashiwagi Futaro, Suwa Taro, Okuda Koji, Yoshimoto Soichiro, Oshikawa Kengo

Story: This intense drama brings awareness about the dark underside of Japan’s foreign trainee system. Based on a true event from 2006, the film paints the true reality of this system. An actual Chinese trainee who was involved in the system and later got protected plays the part of Li-hong.

 

Screenings:

Indie Forum section, Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016

Japan Off-Theater section, Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2016

Media coverage: The Asahi Shimbun (April 14, 2017)