A New Moon Over Tohoku a film by Linda Ohama Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 2:30 pm Cinecenta Theatre, University of Victoria Admission $5 (cash only) Students free (small donation graciously accepted) The Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon Group in Victoria in association with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at Uvic are pleased to present Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Linda Ohama (Obaachan’s Garden 2001) and special guests for the screening of her new movie, A New Moon Over Tohoku. This full length movie is a moving story of love, survival and Japanese tradition in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan. Shot on location over 2 1/2 years in the coastal villages of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, this film chronicles a healing journey of both the Japanese-Canadian filmmaker and the Japanese residents affected by the disaster. Joining Linda are two of these residents, mother and daughter Kanako and Sera Sasaki from Otsuchi, a coastal village in Iwate prefecture.
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