War and the Power to Live Program supported by Red Cross
As globalism accelerates a border-less world, any events happening to others might befall us here in Japan too. At any given moment in this planet, there are people affected by conflicts, terrorism or urban violence. Get to know and imagine the different lives and circumstances depicted in our selected short films. Then why not you start with people around you showing that you care and lend your strength and support a universal “Power to Live”?
A couple‘s compassion is put to the test when they come across a sinking ship of refugees while on a pleasure trip across the Mediterranean.
High Card Trumps
Lois, a headstrong woman and soon-to-be champion grandmother, is anxious to share her good news with the volunteers of her monthly Support-Our-Troops bake sale. But when an Arab mother joins them, Lois's pride and definition of patriotism are challenged.
Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto
Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World War.
Hassan in Wonderland
Hassan in Wonderland is about the children of Iraq and how the environment they live in effects their lives. We see the world through the eyes of little Hassan and his friends who are innocently playing together when suddenly one of them finds a real gun. This conflict will either break their friendship or bring them closer together.
A theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden becomes a welcoming home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.
An environmental activist plots against an international oil firm. (9 words)