Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

The Chicken

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Neo Sora / United States of America / 2020 / 14 min / Colour / DCP / In English, Japanese / Arabic subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas

This film is screening as part of Made in USA. For ticket information click here.


Hiro, a Japanese immigrant in New York City, decides to butcher a live chicken for dinner. While showing around his cousin Kei, who is visiting from Japan, they run into a medical emergency on the street, which they badly mishandle. As the day wears on, the results of Hiro and Kei’s small acts hint at the growing ways that their lives are witness to, or complicit in, the structural violence happening all around them.


Neo Sora

Neo Sora is a filmmaker, artist, and translator based in New York and Tokyo. In 2015, Neo co-directed a documentary entitled ‘Ainu Neno an Ainu’ as one-third of the collective Lunch Bee House. Since then, he has directed, shot, and produced short narrative and documentary films, music videos, fashion spots, and a concert film. His artworks have been exhibited this year alongside artists such as Jean-Luc Godard at the Dojima River Biennale.


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