Pray for Japan – European Premiere

Date: Wednesday 14 March, 9.00pm
Venue: British Academy of Film and Television Arts,195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
Cost: £5
Booking essential: limited places (events@japansociety.org.uk)

Written and directed by Stu Levy, Pray For Japan focuses on four different perspectives of the tragedy that occurred on March 11, 2011. With each perspective (schools, shelters, families, and rescue volunteers) we meet the victims who faced significant obstacles and fought to overcome them in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in Japan’s history.

Pray For Japan, which is set in the town of Ishinomaki, features an original theme song written and performed by Okuda Tamio, one of the most popular rock musicians in Japan, as well as poetry written by Fukushima poet Ryoichi Wago (read by famed actress Kyoka Suzuki), and an opening animation sequence directed by Hiroshi Nagahama.

“The in-depth, on-the-scene reporting in Pray for Japan is by turns enlightening, moving and inspiring. A Tohoku disaster volunteer himself, Levy finds wonderful, exceptional people among the victims and volunteers and tells their stories with insight and compassion.” – Mark Schilling, Variety Japan

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