I Want To Go Home

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A Story of loss and recovery after the Great East Japan earthquake.
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Synopsis

On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her.

Compelled and inspired to share his story, ‘I Want To Go Home’ is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. Of unlikely friendships across borders and language; to share a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his wife.

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Program Info

Title I Want To Go Home 帰りたい
Duration 60 min. 60分
Location Japan 宮城県女川町
Language Japanese + English subtitle only 日本語版(英語字幕)のみ
Production Format HD
Genre Human Interest ヒューマン・ドキュメンタリー
Director Wesley Leon Aroozoo Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Producers Wesley Leon Aroozoo / Ho Shengjuan Wesley Leon Aroozoo / Ho Shengjuan
Production 13 Little Pictures 13 Little Pictures
Production Year 2017 2017年
Broadcast information
  • May-June 2018, Etihad Airways (In-Flight Entertainment)
  • May-June 2018, Air New Zealand (In-Flight Entertainment)
  • April-May 2018, Singapore Airlines (In-Flight Entertainment)
Awards
  • Busan International Film Festival 2017 - In Competition
  • Iran Cinema Verite 2017 - In Competition
  • Singapore International Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection
  • Film Festival Dokumenter Indonesia 2017 - Official Selection
Screenings
  • The Arts House - Textures a Weekend with Words, March 2018
  • Japan Cultural Centre Film Screening, March 2018
  • Nanyang University of Singapore Arts Festival, September 2018
Copyright ©2017 Aroozoo Wesley Leon All Rights Reserved
Rights Worldwide (Except Mainland China)

Director: Wesley Leon Aroozoo

Wesley Leon AroozooWesley is a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and a filmmaker with 13 Little Pictures. He is a graduate with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University Tisch Asia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from Nanyang Technological University.

His feature film I Want To Go Home had its World Premiere and was In Competition at the Busan International Film Festival 2017. Its companion dual-language novel published by Math Paper Press is Wesley’s second novel. Wesley’s other films have screened in festivals such as The International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Sapporo International Short Film Festival.