The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Free for Everyone!
|Tuesday, March 27|
Stay for a speaker after the film!
A film by Lucy Walker
39 min, blu-ray
Sponsored by REACT to FILM. For more information, visit http://www.reacttofilm.com/
Also co-sponsored by Bijou Cinema, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Japanese Scholars and Students Club and O.A.S.I.S. (Organization for Active Support of International Students)
Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower. Directed by Academy Award Nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker (WASTE LAND), featuring photography by Aaron Phillips and music by Moby.
“…one of the most memorable this year, winner of a jury prize as well as an Oscar nomination, is Lucy Walker’s unforgettable THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM, a look at the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese disaster that emphasizes the way ‘beauty and terror always exist in nature.’” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times