Taizo Yoshida's documentary about the people of Fukushima had two showings at L Plaza, near Sapporo Station. About 65 people came to the first show, and 20 to the second show.
I gave a short introduction to the 2nd show, thanking the team of volunteer translators and editors who worked on this project this spring.
I've seen this film more than 10 times now, while checking the subtitles etc, and it was good to see the whole film straight through again - on a bigger screen.
I still cried. This time the interview with the mother who breaks down as she relates how her son asks "How long will I live?" That's an awful question for a child to even think about, and for a mother to have to answer.
We hope Ordinary Lives will have showings in Tokyo next year, and abroad. If ANYONE has contacts with small groups who would like to show the film - let us know. It costs Y50,000 to rent the film for a screening, so it is suitable for screenings of 50-70 people.
The website about the film is HERE.