Film event and panel discussion at SOAS. Time: 14:00 – 16:00 + networking time from 16:00-16:45. Date: Sun, 11 November 2012
A one day film and talk event attended by Governor of Miyagi Yoshihiro Murai, the prefecture in Japan hit hardest by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, will be held in London at SOAS reflecting on the events of 2011 and to look at how lives are being rebuilt for those affected by the disaster. The day will include a screening of the documentary film The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (38min) / 2012 Academy Award-nominated documentary (Short Subject), directed by British documentary maker Lucy Walker, filmed in the immediate aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami which happened on 11 March 2012. The film portrays how the “Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower…”
The screening will then be followed by a talk given by Governor of Miyagi Yoshihiro Murai, and a panel discussion with the aim of raising awareness of the fast-changing needs of the support for recovery in the disaster hit area. There will also be discussion of the role of the British volunteer activities in the recovery plan and how to facilitate supporting charitable activities. It will be followed a networking event after the panel discussion, with the opportunity to sample sake from Tohoku. The event schedule can be found here, as can the entry form for attendance.