Ushiku (2021) | Global Health Film

Ushiku (2021)

Directed by Thomas Ash, 87 mins

Ushiku takes viewers deep into the psychological and physical environment inhabited by foreign detainees in one of the largest immigration centres in Japan. 

On the eve of Japan's recent – and highly contentious – immigration reform efforts, Thomas Ash bypasses the media blackout the government has imposed on its immigration centres, bringing viewers into immediate contact with the detainees, many of whom are refugees seeking asylum. 

Detainees are held indefinitely and subject to violent deportation attempts by Japanese authorities against a background of the ensuing Covid-19 pandemic and with the spectacle of the Tokyo Olympics looming on the immediate horizon.

Live screening date, time and panel details will be available in early November.

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