Special Screening, Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021
Hiro, a Japanese immigrant in New York City, decides to butcher a live chicken for dinner. While showing around his cousin Kei, who is visiting from Japan, they run into a medical emergency on the street, which they badly mishandle. As the day wears on, the results of Hiro and Kei’s small acts hint at the growing ways that their lives are witness to, or complicit in, the structural violence happening all around them.
About the Director
Neo Sora is a filmmaker, artist, and translator based in New York and Tokyo. In 2015, Neo co-directed a documentary entitled ‘Ainu Neno an Ainu’ as one-third of the collective Lunch Bee House. Since then, he has directed, shot, and produced short narrative and documentary films, music videos, fashion spots, and a concert film. His artworks have been exhibited this year alongside artists such as Jean-Luc Godard at the Dojima River Biennale.
- Neo Sora
- Neo Sora
- Albert Tholen, Jackson Segars, Jane JI
- Albert Tholen
- Production Designer
- Jane JI
- Bill Kirstein