I Was There

Chi Jang Yin

2023 | 00:14:13 | United States | English, Japanese | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, History, Memory, Philosophy, War

I Was There is a trilogy of experimental documentary films that explores the problem of radiation, our society's fading collective memory of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the unresolved debate between ethics and science. These series concern the immediate effects of weaponized nuclear technology, as invisible poison, on the human body.

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Prizes + Awards

Jury Choice Award, Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly “Black Maria Film Festival”)
Winner of Film Award, Antakya International Film Festival, Turkey
Award Winner of Short Documentary, Doc Screenings International Documentary Film Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia
Award Winner of Experimental Documentary, Experimental Film Odyssey
Award Winner, Toronto Couch Film Festival
Award Winner, AltFF Alternative Film Festival


Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago, 2024
Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Argentina, 2024
The Doc Screenings Documentary Film Festival, Georgian Cinema House, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2024
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Wales Premier Film Festival, a BAFTA Short Film & IMDb qualifier, 2024
COSMIC RAYS, Chapel Hill, NC, 2024
The 27th edition of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2023
The 43rd Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly “Black Maria Film Festival”), Hoboken, NJ, 2023
Festival Film Dokumenter, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2023
The 11th Antakya International Film Festival, Turkey, 2023
The 73th Montecatini International Short Film Festival, Italy, Italian National Premiere, 2023
Anti-War International Independent Film Festival, Estonia, 2023
Rome Prisma Film Awards, Rome, 2023
Ethereal Frames Film and Art Awards, virtual, 2023
Luleå International Film Festival, Sweden, 2023
Stockholm City Film Festival, 2023
Experimental Film Odyssey, virtual, 2023
Couch Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, 2023
AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, 2023
Down East Flick Fest, Greenville, NC, 2023