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14th(2012)



3.11: In the Moment

GASHA Kyoko

  • Japan
  • 2011
  • 90min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • Documentary

3.11: In the Moment captures the experience of loss on a massive scale by telling intimate stories of some survivors of the March 11, 2011 disasters in Japan. We see the power of nature to destroy pieces of civilization, but also the power of human will to overcome and endure horrific disaster.

 


 

3.11: In the Moment illuminates the life of Japan, after the earthquake in northeastern Japan, 2011, especially focusing on women and local community. The film stirs the audience with a powerful opening, and then brings them into the daily lives of women in Fukushima area. In the greatest stricken district, Fukushima, of the earthquake and tsunami, a lot of women have not escaped the region but set up their goals and keep on their lives. Their lives look brave but sometimes deep grief and helplessness suddenly hit them. The climactic moment of the 2011 Tokyo International Women’s Film Festival was the premier screen of 3.11: In the Moment. The audience burst into tears from the very first scene and, at the last scene, the theater was filled with wail. After the showing, in the guest talk, the actual casts of the film confessed that they were able to gather up the will and energy only by focusing all their might and determination to go on. 3.11: In the Moment is not an aesthetically or socio-analytically ambitious documentary but a film for people who needed time to console themselves and the others because of the great disaster that occurred last year. The film for the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul is edited version of the original premier version screened in Tokyo. The director has a long-term plan to record the casts’ life for the next decade. (HWANG Miyojo)


 

Director

  • GASHA KyokoGASHA Kyoko

    Born in Tokyo in 1963. In 2001, she was hired by Reuters, and moved to New York. As a result of the World Trade Center attack they had to move seven times in their first several years in New York Recovering from the aftermath of September 11th, she started to make documentaries again. Mothers’ Way, Daughters\' Choice was finally finished in 2009. 311: In the Moment is her second documentary film.

Credit

  • ProducerMIURA Yuri
  • Cinematography EBINE Tsutomu
  • Editor DEGUCHI Keiko, FUJUNAGA Takeshi, HASEGAWA Azusa
  • Music Kimaguren
  • Sound MIGITA Soichiro