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【SERVICE ENDED】Living in Deafblindness

Takashi Nishihara


A record of our lonely and silent challenges.

A documentary that follows the daily lives of deaf-blind people who cannot see or hear. It closely follows deaf-blind people living in various regions throughout Japan. The film depicts the deaf-blind people themselves and their relationships with the people around them.

Basic information of the work

Screening time
1,000yen(tax include) Viewing Period 240hours / 10days This film is available for rental only (PPV).
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Delivery deadline
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Accessibility of this work

  • Audio guide
  • Sign language
  • Barrier-free subtitles
  • Subtitles
  • Multilingual
  • Dubbing
  • Artist’s original barrier-free version
  • Non-verbal

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(JP)Audio guide + Barrier-free subtitles
(JP)Barrier-free subtitles
(EN) Barrier-free subtitles
(KO)Barrier-free subtitles
(EN)Audio guide + Dubbing + Barrier-free subtitles


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Message from artist / creator

Since the theme of this work is the deafblind, who is the most alienated from the movie expression that mainly focuses on audiovisual, we consider that “getting to see” by the deafblind person is our top priority. Therefore, at the same time as adding audio guides for the visually impaired and barrier-free Japanese subtitles for the hearing impaired, we planned a screening to guarantee the response to each individual disability. We also screened the barrier-free version as the default to make the general public aware of deafblindness. (from Producer)

Artist Profile

Takashi Nishihara

Born in 1983, from Toyama prefecture. Studied video production at Waseda University. Starting Over”” released in 2014 has been officially invited to more than 10 film festivals in Japan and overseas, including the Tokyo International Film Festival, and has been highly acclaimed. Currently, he is also attracting attention as a director of TV documentary programs.


Director: Takashi Nishihara
Producer: Tetsujiro Yamagami, Naoyuki Okouchi, Kengo Kitaoka
Executive Producer: Takehiko Komachiya, Tetsujiro Yamagami
Cinematography: Takanobu Kato, Daisuke Yamamoto
Boom Operator: Takehiko Komachiya
Supervising Sound Editor: Daiki Wakabayashi
Editor: Takashi Nishihara
Assistant Sound Editor: Naoki Kaneko, Hiroyuki Ueda
Music director: Mie Yanashita
Theme song: Mami Sakurai (“”Silver embroidery on sleeping ears”” “”Today””)
Presentation and Production/Distribution : Siglo
Cooperate with: NPO Barrier-Free Film Study Group, selected by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, recommended by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 2016 Cultural Arts Promotion Grant Subsidy Film

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