Hikikomori, a deafening silence

  • May 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Thursday
  • National Library Building, The Pod (Level 16)


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Join us for the screening of Hikikomori, a deafening silence, followed by a discussion with Mr Ray Chua, a clinical psychologist from the National University Hospital of Singapore.

Hikikomori, a deafening silence
A film by Dorothée Lorang and David Beautru
Rating: TBA
Running Time: 52 min
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)

There are between 600,000 to a million youths in Japan who isolate themselves in their bedrooms and withdraw from all social interaction for several years. These youths, known as hikikomori, are renounced in Japanese society as the “lost generation”. The film follows some of these youths in a rehabilitation centre set up to help them reintegrate into society as well as to understand the reasons behind their reclusive behaviour.