JCC Cinema 63: I Want To Go Home

A documentary film screening and short introduction by Wesley Leon Aroozoo

© Jon Chan

Monday, 26 February 2018 at 6:30pm (Registration starts 6pm)
Light refreshments will be provided after the screening

Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372

Join us for an commemorative event to mark the 7th anniversary of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake with a documentary film and literary novel 'I Want To Go Home' that follows the footsteps of a true story behind a man who has been searching for his wife ever since she went missing after the fateful day of 3.11. The filmmaker and director Mr. Wesley Leon Aroozoo will also be present to give short introduction about the background and stories behind the film and project before the screening.

Film Synopsis

On the 11th of March, 2011, Mr. 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 languages; to share a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his wife.

© Jon Chan

Colour / 2017 / 61 min / Japanese audio with English subtitles

Directed by: Wesley Leon Aroozoo Produced by: Ho Shengjuan Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Cinematography by: Jon Chan Animation by: Zhuang Brothers
Music by: John Chua Interpreter/Translator Miki Hawkinson

Short Introduction

© Wesley Leon Aroozoo

Before the screening, Mr. Wesley Leon Aroozoo will cover a brief but insightful introduction about his multi-discplinary project 'I Want To Go Home' and touch on the process behind creating the documentary and literary novel. He will also share about the conceptualisation of the project and his journey to find Mr. Yasuo Takamatsu. There will also be light refreshments after the screening, where audiences can interact with him and know more about it.

About Wesley Leon Aroozoo

© LASALLE College of the Arts

Mr. Wesley Leon Aroozoo is a Singaporean who is both a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and a filmmaker with 13 Little Pictures. His debut feature 'I Want To Go Home' world premiered in competition at the Busan International Film Festival. He is also the author of 'Bedok Reservoir' (2012, Math Paper Press) and 'I Want To Go Home' (2017, Math Paper Press). He is a graduate with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University Tisch Asia.

Register for JCC Cinema 63 & Talk Session: I Want To Go Home

Please email the details below with the subject JCC Cinema 63: I Want To Go Home to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp

1. Full Name
2. Number of people (Including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Kindly be informed that reserved seats will be given to walk-ins and/or standees should registered guests arrive after 6:30pm. All seats are free seating.
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Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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