NakayamaFather

A young man dies unexpectedly at the age of 39. Over the next three days, we witness Japanese funeral rites with a twist - the man and his family are Christian.

Designed for classroom use, this short ethnographic film chronicles the events from the moment his body is brought back from the hospital to after it is cremated.

14 minutes.

Recorded in 1080i / High Definition in 16:9 widescreen format.
Japanese with English subtitles.
NTSC standard definition DVD.



This film was written and directed by Karen Nakamura, a visual and cultural anthropologist at Yale University. This is her second film.