Just a Life

(“Kakegae no zenshin”)
Director: NAGAOKA Noa

2002 Japanese Subtitled in English Color Video 43 min

Photography: SAITO Emiko
Editing: HABARA Yusuke
Sound: KAKIMOTO Norikazu
Line Producer: SAKAI Mihoko
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[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2003

[Synopsis] Ebata Kazuki became a psychiatric patient at the age of twenty-seven. With a loudspeaker and firecrackers he shouts his opposition to the Medical Treatment Supervision Bill. He doubts whether we can ascertain that a mental patient who committed a serious crime while non compos mentis is no longer dangerous. The filmmakers reflect on coexistence with others in contemporary society through Ebata’s personal story and life with his fellow patients.


Born in Kyoto in 1972. Graduated from Ritsumeikan University, College of Letters, majoring in English and American literature. Created Just a Life from 2001 to 2002 as part of Hara Kazuo’s “in practice” seminar at “Cinema Juku.”