Art & Design

Dogs Without Names – film screening and Q&A with director and contributors

31 May 2017, London

Following the death of her beloved golden retriever, a film maker channels her grief into making a documentary about people who rescue dogs and cats ‘without names’ – in other words, those with no one to care for them.


Akane Yamada’s moving docu-drama looks at animal adoption centres and shelters around Japan including those struggling to handle the countless lost dogs and cats in the 20-kilometre ‘red zone’ around the Fukushima nuclear reactor. She meets and interviews many involved in such organisations and sees anew the power of our bonds with these animals and our responsibilities should we opt to care for them.


We are delighted to welcome director Akane Yamada to the UK for this special screening and are grateful to Small Hope Bay Productions and Phoenix Cinema for their support.

Please be aware that the screening starts at 6.30pm and there are no trailers before the film.


The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director and representatives of organisations featured in the film.


Dogs Without Names 「犬に名前をつける日」
(Japan 2015, 107 mins, English subtitles)
Starring Satomi Kobayashi and Takaya Kamikawa
Director: Akane Yamada


Dogs without Names / Trailer

Akane Yamada has over 30 years experience as a film and television director. Recent productions include The Happiness of Mucchan (NHK, 2014) which tracks Mucchan, a dog abandoned in the 20 kilometer ‘red zone’ around the Fukushima nuclear reactor, and The woman who sleeps with 1,000 cats (Fuji Television, 2015) featuring Yuri Nakatani, of NPO Minashigo Dogs and Cats Rescue in Hiroshima.


To reserve your place, please call the Phoenix Cinema box office on 020 8444 6789 or book here

In association with: Small hope bay production


Ticket: £10, £8 (concessions), £6 (children)

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Please note that tickets are booked directly with Phoenix Cinema box office.

31 May 2017, 6.30pm

Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, London N2 9PJ

The Japan Society, Small hope bay production