Japan After 3.11

Japan After 3.11

 

Japan’s 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands, with over 15,000 dead and many more displaced and still unable to return. The impact of this tragedy can be felt through its national cinema, and we present two perspectives: one a heartfelt, shocking, and immediate response from cult director Sion Sono; another a reinterpretation of a cultural icon for a present era, as anime icons Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi bring Godzilla back to the screen.