March 2016 is the five year anniversary of the great east Japan earthquake. On March 11, 2011, while the rest of the world watched, much of the northern coast was washed away by the massive tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 earthquake.The tragedy was devastating to Tohoku, Japan, and the entire world. People lost loved ones, their homes, and even their way of life. In the months after the disaster, countless volunteers rallied from around the world and came to Japan’s aid to help begin the long process of rebuilding. Whether by donating money, organizing events, or coming to volunteer, these individuals showed they truly care about Japan and about the people of Tohoku. Tohoku Tomo tells their story.
Tohoku Tomo is 60 minutes in length, with English audio and Japanese subtitles.
These screenings are free and open to the public.
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Florida International University, Room GL100
Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC)
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
Time: 8:00 PM
Details: The screening begins at 8 PM. From 9 PM - 10 PM we will hold a panel discussion with director Wesley Julian, Consul General Okaniwa, and Bryan Barber (M.A. in Asian Studies and Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations from FIU).
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Asia Trend / Y.E.S.S. Center
3201 E. Colonial Dr., Suite M-25,
Orlando, FL 32803
Inside Orlando Fashion Square near JC Penney
Time: 6:00 PM
Details: 6 PM - 7 PM Fundraising by Orlando Tewassa Group
7-7:45 PM Movie Screening
7:45-8:30 PM Discussion and Q&A with Director Wesley Julian
THE 113 PROJECT
A Series of Short Documentary Films Highlighting Tohoku
View at www.113Project.org
From the creative team of the documentary Tohoku Tomo, an IDFA 2015 Finalist with over 30 domestic and international screenings to date, comes the 113 Project, a short film series inviting you to rediscover Tohoku through the eyes of young adults, local businesses, and other communities rebuilding their lives and working towards the future. Featuring over a dozen interviews and stories embodying hope and perseverance, these short films showcase the warmth and beauty of the region while sharing the voices of people who want to let you know how life is today.
The short film series will be available at www.113Project.org
DONATE TO TOHOKU TOMO AND THE 113 PROJECT
As an all volunteer effort, the 113 Project is in need of your support to finalize the production of the short film series. Our goal is to share these moving stories that showcase Tohoku and the warmth of its people. With your support, we can share these stories across the United States and Japan, and create greater awareness for Tohoku. Donations will be accepted online at TohokuTomo.com.