48 Years - Silent Dictator

48 Years - Silent Dictator

  • でのの上映はオンラインでワールドワイドとなっています。世界各国どこでも見れます。 スケジュール (カナダEDT時間) 上映 - Fri, Oct 16, 8:30pm から Sun, Oct 18, 8:30pm
  • Available to stream online: Fri, Oct 16, 8:30pm to Sun, Oct 18, 8:30pm
  • Virtual Q&A: Sun, Oct 18, 8:30pm

Streaming of this film and virtual panel is available to viewers worldwide.

Hiroshi Sunairi / 2018 / Japanese with English subtitles / Japan/USA / 76 min / North American Premiere

砂井宏 / 2018 / 英語字幕付き日本語 / 日本/アメリカ / 76分 / 北米初演

袴田巌という心のラビリンス

元プロボクサー・袴田巌は、1968年、無実を訴えつつも強盗殺人の容疑で死刑判決を言い渡され、史上最長の48年間を独房で過ごしました。しかし2014年、静岡地裁は死刑判決の決め手となった証拠について、捏造された可能性があることを認めました。こうして袴田さんは釈放され、現在は郷里の静岡県浜松市で、姉の秀子さんと平穏な生活を送っています。

私は、釈放から一年が経った2015年、79歳になった袴田さんに出会い、彼の心に今も残りつづけている、48年間という計り知れない孤独についてインタビューしました。完治していない拘禁症状のために生じる袴田さんの妄想、風化しつつある記憶、そして無実を証明するために勝つのだという決意、こうした様々な情報と情動が複雑に入り組んだ迷宮が、そこにはありました。この映画は、袴田さんの心の迷宮を辿りながら、人生の苦境にねじ曲げられた彼の精神と、そこに現れる驚くべき明快な論理の双方を、記録したものです。

Iwao Hakamada, a former professional boxer was sentenced to death in 1968 for mass murder and held on death row for 48 years, the longest solitary confinement in history. In 2014, Hakamada was granted immediate release after Shizuoka district court found that the evidence against him had been fabricated. One year later, now 79 years old, Mr. Hakamada suffers from prison psychosis. While adjusting to his newfound freedoms, he navigates a labyrinth of delusions within his life’s predicaments. This phenomenal documentary is a sensitive and intimate portrait with a dazzling score by Arto Lindsay (DNA, The Lounge Lizards, Ambitious Lovers) capturing Hakamada’s victorious will against the immeasurable consequences of spending nearly half a century in complete solitude.

Screening with

Bittersweet
Sohrab Hura | 2019 | India | English | 13 mins

In this experimental and visually enriching audio-visual essay, photographer Soharb Hura documents his intimate family life, his mother, who was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia, and her dog, Elsa. Over ten years, a project that began as a coping mechanism reveals the banalities of everyday home life.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Q&A with Hiroshi Sunairi

Following the screening of 48 Years – Silent Dictator, join filmmaker Hiroshi Sunairi and James Ruston from Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project for a virtual Q&A to discuss director’s experience documenting the life of Iwao Hakamada and the impact of the prison system on one’s mental health.The discussion will be moderated by Amina Mohamed, a representative from Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network.

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