Save the date! Asian Movie Night Spring Edition 2024 will be screened at Cavia Amsterdam (9.3), Limestone Books, Maastricht (16.3)! Save the date! Asian Movie Night Spring Edition 2024 will be screened at Cavia Amsterdam (9.3), Limestone Books, Maastricht (16.3)!


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 Asian Movie Night (2017)

@ Filmhuis Cavia           
 T 13:00  
  D 06/05/2022

AMN x Filmhuis Cavia Ushiku (2021) plus Q&A with director Thomas Ash

We invite you to see Ushiku (2021), a documentary directed by Thomas Ash. With a hidden camera Ash recorded the stories of the detainees in one of Japan’s biggest immigration centers – or prison- ‘Ushiku’. This reveals the horrible reality of physical and mental abuse that prevails in these centres. Japan has a notoriously cruel immigration policy and accepted only 0,4% of refugee applicants over the last ten years.  

“Ushiku” exposes the hostile nature of Japan’s hushed up discriminatory immigration system and the human rights violations it imbues. In a country that portrays itself as the emblem of politeness and “omotenashi” - or hospitality-  this documentary reveals an especially harrowing truth.

Please take note: content warning for state violence and suicide

Asian Movie Night: Ushiku - Filmhuis Cavia

Thomas Ash is a Japan based filmmaker who was born in America. He has made multiple documentaries about health and medical care in Japan. In his two documentaries ‘In the Grey Zone’ (2012) and ‘A2-B-C’ (2013) he looked at the effects of radiation on children in the areas around Fukushima. Other work of his focused on death and dying in ‘-1287’ (2014) and ‘Sending Off’ (2019). Ash lays innate parts of Japanese society bare documenting often sensitive or controversial topics that some would have rather remained hidden.

13:00 Film screening
14:30 Q&A with director Thomas Ash

5,-/Cineville: free
It’s not possible to make reservations. Tickets can be bought at the bar half an hour before the film starts.