As many of you know, I help care for a family member who suffers from dementia and I have a great interest in this disease and help sufferers and carers.
These are two Japanese documentaries by director Yuka Sekiguchi. The first film was shown in Sapporo for a short time about 3 years ago. The 2nd film has never been shown here.
Sekiguchi-san will also be in Sapporo that weekend and has kindly agreed to come to the screening and talk for a short time about her films.
毎日がアルツハイマー １ is a personal story about Sekiguchi-san's mother Hiroko and their family life in Kanagawa. 毎日がアルツハイマー ２ is about Alzheimer care planning in the UK. Sekiguchi-san traveled to England to interview care staff and doctors. Both films are in Japanese, although of course the British people speak English and there are subtitles for the words.
I am SO happy to be bringing both films to Sapporo. I wanted to see the 2nd film, but no film theater here planned to show it - maybe because it is only 45 minutes long.
So, I found a theater to rent, contacted the film distribution company and thru a lucky contact with Sekiguchi-san on Facebook arranged the screening for this weekend. Now the flyers are designed and printed.
We are ready to promote this event. If you would like to help me on the day (selling tickets/helping with seating/microphones) - let me know.
MIA 1 was so moving. Everyone in the movie theater felt the emotion. We laughed and cried at the scenes of life in the Sekiguchi family, and recognised many, many scene as familiar.
**** 300 tickets at Y2,000 will be on sale on the day from 11.30 am and doors open at 12.45.
Two films PLUS director's talk! And a whole lot of love.
COME and join us!