Dying at Home

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Dr. Konta's passion is to help people, who are all too often sent away to die in hospitals or nursing homes away from their friends, families and familiar settings. Through her home hospice care services, patients are given the support needed to return to their homes to die with peace and dignity surrounded by their families and loved ones. Interviews with Dr. Konta are interspersed with scenes of interactions among herself, her patients, their caregivers and families.

Director Ian Thomas Ash
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Family / Health / Life
Air Date (JST) Monday, October 30, 2017 *rerun
Monday, September 12, 2016 *rerun
Thursday, January 27, 2016


Ian Thomas Ash

Ian Thomas Ash


Born in America, Ian Thomas Ash earned an MA in Film and Television Production at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2005. His first feature documentary, ‘the ballad of vicki and jake’ (2006), received the Prix du Canton Vaud prize (best first film) at the 2006 Visions du Reél Int. Doc. Film Fest. in Nyon, Switzerland.
The World Premier of ‘-1287‘ (2014), Ian’s latest documentary, took place in the 2014 Raindance Film Festival (UK) and received the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2015 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Germany). Ian has lived in Japan for a total of 12 years and currently lives in Tokyo.


-1287, 2014
A2-B-C, 2013
The ballad of vicki and jake, 2006