LISTENING TO THE AIR

SORA NI KIKU

ARTICLE FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Social issues - Completed 2019

This documentary film follows a female radio personality on Rikuzentakata Saigai FM, one of the FM stations for disaster-stricken communities established in various places after the Great East Japan

Festivals
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Yamagata 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Second film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Synopsis
    • This documentary film follows a female radio personality on Rikuzentakata Saigai FM, one of the FM stations for disaster-stricken communities established in various places after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Touching on the memories and thoughts of many local residents, the camera paints an intimate portrait of the DJ as she broadcasts these people's voices over the radio day by day. While showing the steady ongoing revival of this town swept away by the tsunami, the film simultaneously follows the building of a new community on higher ground. From her own personal vantage point, Komori closely documents what people talk about and what they gradually forget, and we see glimpses of her sincere stance as a video artist seeking to console the spirits of the many lost to the tragedy. This work, shot in parallel with her previous Trace of Breath, was the 27th original film for the Aichi Arts Center and Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art.