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How Did You Survive the Day March 11?


Takano Hiroyuki


The internal region of Sendai City, the place I live, fell into confusion when fuel, food, and other daily resources went out of stock in the aftermath of the earthquake. "How you survived the March 11?" has interviews with my friends in Sendai explaining how they acted on March 11th. Each of them faced disasters of their own. They tell the viewer details of the main incident and also about how they acted individually. They express the hardships they went through and how difficult it was for them to accept the situation. After hearing other's stories, they were able to understand that everyone faced similar struggles. After watching this film, I hope you take the time to discuss this with your family and friends.
Title in English How Did You Survive the Day March 11?
Title in Original Language あなたは2011年3月11日をどのように過ごしましたか?
Director(s) Takano Hiroyuki
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Sendai City in 1980. Takano runs a construction company. While working as a volunteer for the recovery effort, he began recording the damage afflicted area and subsequent recovery effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Sendai. Since 2012, he has been hosting "koe cinema" (voice cinema), which offers opportunities for the screening of disaster record images and crosstalk. He recently started recording everyday events of his locals whom he frequented during the recovery effort.
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 65 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Sendai City (Miyagi)
Shooting Dates/Periods May 28, 2011; Sendai Mediatheque at 1pm, Nagamachi-minami, Sendai Taihaku-ku 4pm
June 25, 2011; Kashiwagi, Sendai Aoba-ku at 8pm
Names of Characters Yoshida Fumie, Suzuki Naoki
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles none,
Date of First Public Screening 2013/3/2
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Photography: Takano Hiroyuki
Editing: Takano Hiroyuki
Producer Takano Hiroyuki
Distributor / Distribution Company Takano Hiroyuki
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None