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July 3, 2018

[SSJ: 10290] REMINDER: Sophia University ICC presents a film screening of "Boys for Sale" with the producer Ian Thomas Ash on July 6th

From: Sophia Univ., Institute of Comparative Culture <i-comcul@sophia.ac.jp>
Date: 2018/06/29

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a screening of

*Boys for Sale*

Boys are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying?

With Ian Thomas Ash (Film producer)

July 6th, 2018

18:45-20:30 (approx)

Room 309, 3F, Building 2, Sophia University

In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2-chome there are bars that specialize in "Urisen", young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes horrific situations these young sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. This documentary is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.

Born in America, Ian Thomas Ash earned an MA in Film and Television Production at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2005. His first feature documentary, 'the ballad of vicki and jake' (2006), received the Prix du Canton Vaud prize at the 2006 Visions du Reel International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Ian's 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), have screened at festivals around the world where they have also received multiple awards.
Film maker's link: http://www.documentingian.com/

PRODUCTION COUNTRY/ YEAR/ LENGTH: Japan, 2017, 76 minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese with English subtitles.
Director: Itako
Director of Photography/ producer: Adrian "Uchujin" Storey
Illustrator: N Tani
Studio Animator: Jeremy Yamamura (Denbak-Fano Design, Tokyo)
Music: Kazaguruma
Executive Producer: Ian Thomas Ash

Fox Inclusion Award at 2017 Outfest FF (LA)
Best Documentary at 2017 Durban Gay and Lesbian FF (Durban, South Africa)
Best Feature Documentary at 2017 Queer FF Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
Best Feature Documentary at 2017 EL LUGAR SIN LIMITES FF (Ecuador)
Best LGBTQ Feature at 2018 Oxford FF (USA)
WEBSITE http://boysforsale.com/

This event is organized by Professor David H. Slater (FLA)

Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) Sophia University: 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN
Web: http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/

Approved by ssjmod at 12:00 PM