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The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms
Lucy Walker / 39:00 / USA / Documentary / 2011
Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. This Academy Award-nominated short documentary explores the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the cultural significance of Japan's famous sakura, or cherry blossoms.
Lucy Walker
Lucy Walker is an Emmy winning, two-time Oscar-nominated director renowned for creating riveting, character-driven nonfiction that delivers emotionally and narratively. Recognition includes nomination for seven Emmy (winning one), an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award, a PGA Award, and a Gotham Award. The Hollywood Reporter has called her “the new Errol Morris” and Variety has praised her unique ability to connect with audiences.
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