home is an intimate and warm portrayal of the film-maker’s Japanese mother, which explores experiences, reflections and memories of family and life in Japan and “barbaric England”. As the journey unfolds, we find ourselves in Japan for The Festival of The Dead. Here, an unexpected twist reveals the emotional idiosyncrasies that lie behind this national cultural festival, provoking us look inside ourselves to question the importance of “blood, “land” and “culture” in understanding “home”, “family”, and who we are in the world…
A film about memory, migration, and auto-ethnography.
Jennifer Tomoe Peachey, or Narita Tomoe, was born to a Japanese mother and an English father in Essex in 1983. Her experiences of being treated as ‘half-and-half’ in both countries despite her adamance that she is simply ‘a whole’, and various accidents and incidents led her to social anthropology. After studying said subject at the University of Cambridge, she went to on to do a Masters in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester where she was introduced to the wonderful world of film-making. She is currently combining her interests in anthropology and film in her PhD at the University of Aberdeen.
Director: Jennifer Pechley
Country: England/Japan, 2007