◆場所：呉市役所1階 国際交流センター横 会議室
◆料金：呉市国際交流協会会員 400円 一般 800円
English Subtitles Available（英語字幕あり）
A film by Kousuke Sakoda
you are here, you were here.
Twelve-year old Masaya Kishimoto is a half-Filipino, half-Japanese boy who is being bullied at school because of his mixed-race background.
Shoko Yamazaki is a kind library clerk whose emotional support keeps Masaya going at school.
Ryota Kayama uses the school PA system to broadcast entertainment programs once a week. He styles himself as DJ Kayama, but no one is interested in him, or his programs.
One day, Masaya and Shoko become enmeshed in a prank Ryota has devised, but this gets them into serious trouble.
Each of our three protagonists has their own mental issues, but they do their best to hide this from to each other. Masaya and Ryota try their best to support Shoko through their special PA broadcasts.
Director: Kousuke SAKODA
Born 1977 in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Sakoda made a short film “This Window, Other Side” in 2004, while studying at the New Cinema Workshop. After graduation, he made the short film, “Inside of…” which was selected and screened at various international and domestic film festivals.
While preparing for his next feature length movie, Sakoda suffered from depression and spent 3 years in and out of hospitals. He made his comeback with a middle-length film, “My Father’s Mistress.” starring Megumi Asaoka. Sakoda currently lives in Kure City. “you are Here, you were Here” is his debut work in the feature length format.