James Iha – Salaryman

Salaryman, scored by James Iha and directed by Allegra Pacheco, won the Best Documentary Film Award at Doc LA 2021, and James’s score was honored for Best Music

“Salaryman captures the history and culture of the “Salarymen” office workers in Japan, hard-working white-collar employees who helped build post-war Japan into the global power the country is today. But at what cost? The film combines performance art and a punk documentary ethic to open our minds to the cost of overwork, ultimately revealing surprising ways salarymen, in every culture, can find escape and healing. James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle) scored the documentary, Academy Award-nominee John Hawkes (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and entrepreneur Josh Stanley, founder of Charlotte’s Web serve as two of the film’s executive producers. www.salarymandocumentary.com. “ – EIN Presswire

Allegra Pacheco stated that she “wanted to show how our experiences all relate to each other no matter what country we’re in or what culture we have. We all face similar struggles and we all try to live a life that’s in accordance with ourselves.”

The film will also be featured at the 40th Annual Cambridge Film Festival, Harlem International Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival and Lift-Off Global Network Tokyo 2021.

Listen to excerpts from the score here.

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