Co-presentation with RWM

October 6, 2020

Images Festival is excited to co-present 48 Years - Silent Dictator by Hiroshi Sunairi with the Rendezvous with Madness Festival happening online between October 15 - 25, 2020. 


This film program will be available for online viewing October 16, 8:30 PM - October 18, 8:30 PM.


Iwao Hakamada, a former professional boxer was sentenced to death in 1968 for mass murder and held on death row for 48 years, the longest solitary confinement in history. In 2014, Hakamada was granted immediate release after Shizuoka district court found that the evidence against him had been fabricated. One year later, now 79 years old, Mr. Hakamada suffers from prison psychosis. While adjusting to his newfound freedoms, he navigates a labyrinth of delusions within his life's predicaments. This phenomenal documentary is a sensitive and intimate portrait with a dazzling score by Arto Lindsay (DNA, The Lounge Lizards, Ambitious Lovers) capturing Hakamada’s victorious will against the immeasurable consequences of spending nearly half a century in complete solitude.


Ticket and further event information can be found on Workman Arts website