A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU
'Tohoku no Shingetsu: A New Moon Over Tohoku' is a moving story of love, survival and Japanese tradition in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan.
Shot on location over 2.5 years in the coastal villages of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, this film chronicles a healing journey of both the Canadian-Japanese filmmaker and the Japanese residents affected by the disaster.
For the first time voices from the Tohoku people speak out, breaking away from their cultural silence to share their own stories. They speak of the profound, mystical understanding that strength has always come from their ancestors, and that they too now hold a unique place in the Japanese cultural continuum of survival.
A young boy with a dream for the future and an old samurai with a new battle to fight: both discover something intangible and yet so essential to human life.
'Tohoku no Shingetsu: A New Moon Over Tohoku', the voices from Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima.