Adrian Francis

Paper City

Nippon Docs   ¾ 

In March 1945, air raids on Tokyo killed more than 100,000 people. In Tokyo, many residents are still fighting to keep the memory of the war alive. Adrian Francis conducted interviews with survivors for his documentary. He combines them with archival footage to explore questions regarding what we remember, what we want to forget and how memories shape society.

Australia, Japan 2021

80 minutes

Adrian Francis

Brett Ludeman

Simon Walbrook

World sales
Feather Films

About Adrian Francis

Adrian Francis, born in Australia in 1974, has lived and worked in Japan since 2005. After studying documentary film at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, he made the short documentary LESSONS FROM THE NIGHT (2008), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. PAPER CITY (2021 / NC ’22) is his first feature-length documentary.

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