Senzo ni naru

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Naoshi is a hale old man of 79 from the Kesen district of Iwate Prefecture who has spent his whole life working as a woodcutter and carpenter. When the tsunami hit in March 2011, the wooden beams of his house didn’t even warp after water reached the second floor, although his son was washed away and drowned in the flood. Naoshi is determined to rebuild his house in the exact same spot, to live out his days in the place he was born and continue to honour his son’s memory. Yet this determination is challenged on several fronts (...). Kaoru Ikeya follows Naoshi’s rebuilding efforts for more than a year. (Festival information)