Documentary focuses on how several individuals from Fukushima have decided to live fully in the wake of disaster
福島で震災／原発事故を経験し、『生きるという事とは…』という根源的な人間の問いの答えを、それぞれに模索しながら見出しつつ生きている人々の想いの “つぶやき”と、そのそれぞれが奏でる音楽とで紡いだ作品。 『人は皆「生きる」意味、生きがい、人生の目標が違う。だからこそ、これが正しい、これは間違いだということは簡単に言えない。』
This documentary focuses on how several individuals from Fukushima have decided to live fully in the wake of disaster.
We traveled to Fukushima, from the US, in order to hear stories directly from the local people, not just from the media.
Through intense conditions and confusion, many of them have developed a new lifestyle, in their own way. Some of them left Fukushima, others stayed, but no matter where they chose to be, these people haven’t lost their bright spirit. They live fully, in the "now". Moreover, they stay alive by keeping in touch with what they love most - music.
Along with the six individuals, I trace inspiring performances and rehearsals of two unforgettable children groups from Fukushima – a Brass band and Japanese drum ensemble.
Their life stories and powerful music intertwine, revealing the essence of living, and encouraging us to consider fundamental questions about our own humanity.
Hello 2017! We're gonna keep traveling - January - Vienna, February - Iowa, March - Ohio, May - Tokyo! Details are TBA! Stay tuned :)
Ohio State University, this Friday March 10th. It's OPEN TO PUBLIC! Click the link for more info --> https://easc.osu.edu/events/fukushima-film-talk
We received a wonderful article/review of the movie on Japan Info! "‘Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima’: A Documentary Film Dedicated to the People of Fukushima" (July 27. 2016)
We just made this clip of the song Kiseki-no Hoshi by Takuki san which has been used in this movie (September 2016). Also I added the lyrics of the song to the clip!
Video production: Toko Shiiki
"Kiseki-no Hoshi" written and performed by Yoshimitsu Takuki