My Neighbors in Haramachi, Minamisoma

(Minamisoma-shi Haramachi-ku)

- JAPAN / 2013 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 60 min
Director, Photography, Sound, Producer, Source: Oka Tatsuya

The filmmaker’s hometown, the Haramachi District of the City of Minamisoma. This film directs a calm gaze toward the people who live there, letting it be known that they continue to live within close proximity to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, while contouring the difficulty of understanding the disaster.

The Will—If Only There Were No Nuclear Plants


- JAPAN / 2013 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 225 min
Directors, Photography, Sound, Producers: Toyoda Naomi, Noda Masaya
Source: Yuigon Project

A large volume of images focusing on the Village of Iitate, recorded for over 2 years following the disaster, and compiled into a single 4-hour film. A dairy farmer commits suicide, writing in his will, “My fellow dairy farmers, do your best and do not lose to the nuclear power plant.” But what does it mean to not lose to the power plant? Does anyone have the answer?

Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story

(Yume o ikiru)

- USA / 2012 / English / Color / Blu-ray / 85 min
Director: Regge Life
Photography: Hans Charles, Takeba Akiko
Sound: Marc Aramian, Komiya Yoshinori
Producers: Regge Life, Frank Stanek
Production Company: Global Film Network
Source: Towa Promotion

Having been interested in Japan since her teenage years, Taylor Anderson sets off to Ishinomaki to take a position as an assistant language teacher, and later passes away in the tsunami. Through interviews with people who knew her, we come to know her kindness and resolve, which cross borders.