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2017

Chikakute toi

Close but Distant

ちかくてとおい

(c)Revolving-Lantern

(c)Revolving-Lantern

(c)Revolving-Lantern

(c)Revolving-Lantern

Release Date
April, 29th, 2017
Running Time
53 min
Genre
Documentary
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (Blu-ray)

[ Directed by ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Revolving-Lantern

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Revolving-Lantern

[ Story ]

Documentary from Okubo Yui, who came out with Tsuchioto in 2011, focusing on his hometown of Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Screenings include the Cinema With Us program at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2015.
Otsuchi Town was transformed beyond recognition in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake. The former site of the town is being buried under dirt as part of a public works project to elevate the land. Okubo was born and raised in Otsuchi, and through this film he aims to share with his niece the scenery and memories that will be obliterated by the time she grows up.

[ Official Site ]

https://www.chikakutetooi.com

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2015 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema with Us 2015
2016 Nippon Connection, Landscapes After 3/11

[ Contact (International) ]

Revolving-Lantern
3A, 1-32-9 Shimotakaido, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0073
Rep: OKUBO Yui
Attn: OKUBO Yui
E-mail: revolvinglantern2015@gmail.com
https://www.chikakutetooi.com

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