Sewers Recovery of Sendai


Takano Hiroyuki


仙台の下水管災害復旧These images indifferently record the process of restoration work performed on the sewage pipes that stretch out under Sendai. Without even adopting the gaze of a news report, it is a site without conversation, assertion, or tears. Nevertheless, scars left from the earthquake remain deep, somewhere we cannot see.
Title in English Sewers Recovery of Sendai
Title in Original Language 仙台の下水道災害復旧
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 35 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Sendai City (Miyagi)
Shooting Dates/Periods April 1, 2011 - January 31, 2012
Names of Characters employees of Takano Corporation and employees of cooperative company of Takano Corporation
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 YIDFF 2013