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Can You See Our Lights?: First Festival after the Tsunami

Series: 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake

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Can You See Our Lights?: First Festival after the Tsunami
  • 1 x 48 min.
  • Clean, M/E + English
  • English script
  • 2011
  • © NHK
  • Note: Former title
    "Tohoku Festival Prayers"
  • "SILVER SCREEN / Documentary: TV Documentary Programs: Religion"
    U.S. International Film & Video Festival, 2012 -- Los Angels, U.S.A.

    "intermedia-globe GOLD / DOCUMENTARIES: Human Relations and Values"
    WorldMediaFestival, 2012 -- Hamberg, Germany

Japanese summer festivals serve as a time to hold memorial services for the souls of the departed. Although some of the many places devastated by the disaster were unable to hold their colorful and passionate centuries-old festivals, the people of Rikuzen-Takada, Soma, Minami-Soma and some other cities decided to go ahead as usual. The program shows festival committee members busily repairing damaged floats and drums and encouraging the participation of dispersed former residents. What are the thoughts of the people holding these summer festivals? And what do they hope to express in them?

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