Locus -ONAHAMA 0811-

軌跡 〜小名浜0811〜

Tomori Eitaro


軌跡-小名浜0811-Five months after the disaster, a summer festival fireworks is underway in Onahama, Fukushima. Initially, the event was to be canceled due to the disaster, but to commemorate the dead and revitalize the economy, the town decided to go ahead. Yoshihide Yamaki (52), a member of Iwaki Fireworks Festival Committee, which consists of volunteers, starts preparing for the event. Yamaki, a Fukishima local himself, is a peaceful man who speaks with integrity and assurance. The fireworks are launched from a damaged dock. Rain of light shines in the midsummer sky. What could possibly go through the minds of the local spectators?
I don’t like to begin my sentences with “In a time like this….” There’s no need to insist one’s opinion on the situation. What I merely wanted to do with this project is to honor the man who tries very hard to get over the fear of tsunami and radiation, and set out to revitalize the community and provide hope.
Title in English Locus -ONAHAMA 0811-
Title in Original Language 軌跡 〜小名浜0811〜
Director(s) Tomori Eitaro
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Osaka in 1970. Tomori graduated from Department of Law at Doshisha University and went on to work for a production department of a big production company. He visited over 20 countries and worked on documentaries, news reporting, talk show programs, and promotional videos. In 2007, he was involved in a production of Masao Adachi’s Terrorist and produced The Hiding in 2008 and S-94 in 2009, both directed by Shojin Fukui. In 2010, his film Welcome To A.S.P.T. was screened at a concert hall. Tomori continues to work as a TV director while directing and producing works of his own.
Year of Completion 2011
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 25 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DVCAMDVD
Shooting Locations Onahama, Iwaki City (Fukushima)
Shooting Dates/Periods August 11, 2011
Names of Characters Yamaki Yoshihide
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2011/10/7
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2011/10/7
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Script: Kaneko Yu
Photography: Takagawa Junko
Editing: Kawai Masayuki
Sound: Takagawa Junko
Music: Higo Hiroshi
Narration: Shiranaga Ayumi
Others:Theme Music: DIAMOND DEAD
Words & Music: Harano Yoshihiro/ Performed: Partita/ Cooperation: Iwaki City (Iwaki District fireworks display executive committee)
Producer THRASHERLTD / Tomori Eitaro
Distributor / Distribution Company Tomori Eitaro
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2011Cinema with Us 2012