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"American Hikikomori" And Social Withdrawal

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June 6 2017

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CinemaNippon

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In this episode of Cinema Nippon Shorties, we're taking our first look at an American film centered on Japanese themes. "American Hikikomori" is the 2015 independent short film written and directed by Landis Stokes which explores the relatively recent phenomenon of the hikikomori, a type of socially withdrawn individual which has increased in number in the past three decades. Special thanks to Landis Stokes for providing is blessing and the footage for this video, as well as allowing us to interview him. You can view "American Hikikomori" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Hikikomori-Yuto-Serata/dp/B01MYBERHP And on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/153952562 And don't forget to check out our review of the film on our second channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9ayaI-PsyA --- Music Credits: "i dreamt about you, again" by cybergodサイバー神, Courtesy cybergodサイバー神 https://soundcloud.com/cyber-g_o_d/i-dreamt-about-you-again "iceworld" by acounta, Courtesy acounta https://soundcloud.com/acounta/iceworld "わたしはあきらめません [full]" by Terio, Courtesy Terio https://soundcloud.com/terio013/full "left in the past" by uglyyyy 🌺, Courtesy uglyyyy 🌺 https://soundcloud.com/uglyyyy/left-in-the-past Video credits (All courtesy Landis Stokes): "Yuto Serata" https://vimeo.com/168128869 "Naoyuki Ikeda" https://vimeo.com/168097449 "Akiko Shima" https://vimeo.com/168091436 "American Hikikomori: The Crew" https://vimeo.com/114458916 "Indiegogo: American Hikikomori https://vimeo.com/110530987 "American Hikikomori" Trailer https://vimeo.com/ondemand/americanhikikomori/119739808 Image credits: Chuck Jones photo by Alan Light, courtesy Alan Light: https://www.flickr.com/people/42274165@N00?rb=1 Hayao Miyazaki photo by flickr user detengase, courtesy detengase https://www.flickr.com/photos/t_p_s/2842706001/ Kevin Smith photo by flickr user NEG_026, courtesy NEG_026 http://www.flickr.com/photos/montclairfilmfest/13930648470/ #japanesefilm #japan #hikikomori #hikkikomori

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