TSUMUGU—Students of Yuriage Junior High School


- JAPAN / 2013 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 47 min
Director: Ono Daisuke
Production Company, Source: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Yuriage Junior High School in the City of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. The camera records changes in the hearts of people who have lost family, friends, and students, from the date of the disaster throughout the following year. While accepting the sadness of loss, human relationships gradually weave themselves anew, creating the first step toward a new life.

The People Living in Hadenya

(Hadenya ni ikiru hitobito)

- JAPAN / 2013 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 128 min
Director, Photography, Sound, Producer: Agatsuma Kazuki
Source: Peace Tree Products

Hadenya District of Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture. Since 2008 a camera has recorded the lifestyles of people who live by receiving the charity of the sea. On March 11, 2011 this production had to stop, but the film was completed at the request of those who wanted to save Hadenya as it existed before the disaster.

Tough It Out: One Year After the 2011 Great Sanriku Tsunami


- JAPAN / 2012 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 99 min
Director: Morioka Norihito
Photography: Hara Junji, Koto Kazuyoshi, Onishi Fumihiro
Sound: Sagara Nozomu
Source: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.

Immediately after the 2011 earthquake, a Mainichi Broadcasting news team leaves Osaka for Minamisanriku town. Their coverage of the disaster, which spans the following year, becomes more than just an ordinary news report. The challenges of “life” in the aftermath of the tsunami are written in the stories etched on their faces.