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See The Watari By Train


Takano Hiroyuki


The Miyagi prefecture, road 38; through the areas of Watari Town and Yamamoto Town.
Converting this road into a fictional train, I attempt to see the disastrous remains of the car on the railway track, to overcome the difficulty to face up to the reality of the great damage of the tsunami. It's a landscape from Watari to Isohama Fishing Port.
Title in English See The Watari By Train
Title in Original Language 亘理鉄道の車窓から
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 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 9 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Watari Town and Yamamoto Town (Miyagi)
Shooting Dates/Periods Miyagi prefectural road 38 (Watari, Yamamoto) on June 30, 2012 (10am - 2pm)
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles none,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/12/1
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