directed by Ray Nomoto Robison
Narrative Short | 2018 | USA | 10 min | English
"Last choice" is a hybrid documentary exploring the phenomenon of hikikomori, or social withdrawal, in Japan. Based on real events that took place during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the film tells the story of an ultimate dilemma which embodies the fear and struggle of society.
Te-Hsing Lu is a multimedia artist/ filmmaker from Taiwan. Trained as an architect, Lu explores the sociological and psychological aspects of space and technology. Previous work includes the award-winning hybrid-documentary “Last Choice” focusing on Asian social withdrawal phenomenon. Lu is specialized in practicing cross-disciplinary story-telling, creative directing, production designing, and 2D/3D visualization. Currently based in Los Angeles.