Tears Teacher


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World Showcase Shorts Program 5
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, May 28, 2020 - Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Available until June 24
A collection of exceptional stories from around the world including Día de la Madre, Once the Dust Has Settled, Broken Orchestra, Tears Teacher, and Hydebank.
Film Info
Country Listing:Japan
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Noemie Nakai
Executive Producer(s):Christian Parton
Editor(s):Macarena De Oto
Cinematography:Shen Lin
Composer:Kyo Acerbis Kitayama
Sound:Jason Pinches


This short film is part of World Showcase Shorts Program 5.

Yoshida is a “tears teacher.” A firm believer that weekly crying promotes healthier living, he’s made it his mission to make more people weep. Running workshops all over Japan extolling the benefits of vulnerability and tear-jerking films, books and music, he makes a convincing argument for welling up as wellness. Angie Driscoll

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