A few days ago, I released my short film, Tokyo Quake Story, to the web. It’s a documentary I shot last year in the wake of the March 11th earthquake. My idea was not to make a film about Tohoku, which many more people with much more money and skill than I were already doing, but to explore the quake’s impact on people living in Tokyo. As I wrote on the site:
“Though the effect of the quake on Tokyo is in no way comparable to the suffering to the north, it did have a profound physical, psychological and political impact on the biggest city in the world. This film attempts to present the feelings and thoughts of Tokyoites immediately following the quake.”
Response to the film has been very positive so far, and I’m grateful for all the kind words, retweets, likes, etc. The film is embedded below; please take a look if you haven’t already and visit the site, which has more info and extras.