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Frog In The Well (Frog In The Well)

Special Screening - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2011

Ken Ochiai / Short Narrative / Japan / 2009 / 15 min / Colour / HDCAM / In Japanese / Arabic, English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Joe leaves Tokyo for the first time in 10 years to spread his mother’s ashes across Japan. He visits throughout his country: Wakkanai, Biwako, and Okinawa. The people he meets, the food, culture, and the journey all help Joe to develop inner strength while he grieves.

About the Director

Ken began making movies when he was 12 years old and moved to the U.S. after graduating high school. He graduated from from USC's film school after which he attended AFI as a graduate student. He was awarded the Best Short Award at the SSFF & ASIA 2009 for "Half Kenneth." Currently he is involved as director in a wide variety of projects in L.A.


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