Journalist Eidai Hayashi is battling cancer. At 83 years old, he can barely keep hold of his fountain pen, since the pain has spread to every part of his body.

"I quit chemotherapy, though I know the cancer is just going to spread and get bigger," he says in Shinji Nishijima's documentary "Resistance: The Old Writer Hayashi Eidai" ("Aragai: Kiroku Sakka Hayashi Eidai").

Hayashi chose to cease the treatments to keep his brain clear, and to continue writing for as long as possible. "I can't die, not until I have written all this down," he says.