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The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011)

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

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Written by Moby (as Richard Melville Hall)
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Moby appears courtesy of Little Idiot
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Powerful, Intense
19 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We here at Indie Friendlie.com watched this incredible documentary from director Lucy Walker with great anticipation, and we were not disappointed.

The film is heart-wrenching, difficult at times, but ultimately inspiring in its very intimate portraits of those whose lives were forever changed by the recent tsunami in Japan.

Lucy Walker also co-directed the documentary "Waste Land", which was shot in Brooklyn and Brazil over 3 years. "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" and "Waste Land" show her ability to capture incredibly personal moments of courage in a vast landscape of adversity. In Japan, she did this with survivors of the tsunami, and in Brazil she did it again with that country's most impoverished.

Awards and recognition for "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" are well-deserved. Definitely worth watching.


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