This film was part of the 2017 Camden International Film Festival

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The Departure

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?

Film Details

Title: The Departure
Year: 2017
Director: Lana Wilson
Producer: Lana Wilson, Eri Yokoyama
Country: USA
Runtime: 87 mins
Category: Best of Fest

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