Upcoming Event: Tohoku Tomo Screening
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, JETAA Toronto will be hosting the Canadian debut of Tohoku Tomo at the Revue Cinema.
Tohoku Tomo tells the story of the many volunteers who rallied from around the world and came to Japan’s aid to help begin the long process of rebuilding in the months following the earthquake. Whether by donating money, organizing events, or coming to volunteer, these individuals showed they truly care about Japan and about the people of Tohoku.
Tickets: $10 + processing fee, available online and at door
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ABOUT THE FILMS:
The Great East Japan Earthquake
On March 11, 2011, while the rest of the world watched, much of the northern coast was washed away by the massive tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 earthquake. The tragedy was devastating to Tohoku, Japan, and the entire world. People lost loved ones, their homes, and even their way of life. In the months after the disaster, countless volunteers rallied from around the world and came to Japan’s aid to help begin the long process of rebuilding.
Tohoku Tomo, Canadian Premiere and Q&A
In March 2013, Wesley Julian launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create Tohoku Tomo — a documentary film telling the story of how everyday people volunteered to make a difference in the Tohoku region of Japan following the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami. The film includes over a dozen interviews, footage from the impacted areas, and features J-Pop artist Maynard Plant from the band Monkey Majik; Stu Levy, producer of the film Pray for Japan; and host of Tokyofoodcast, Etsuko Nakamura.
The 113 Project (Short Film)
The mission of the 113 Project is to create a venue for dialogue and action that reclaims the message of the Tohoku disaster as an opportunity for good. The 113 Project will encourage collaboration among thought leaders, activists, community members and volunteers to continue the critical work of recovery and revitalization in Tohoku as well as to look at and address together challenges faced by others through the lens of lessons learned out of the Tohoku experience.