Messages of Life -Twice as many persons with disabilities passed away on march eleventh-

生命のことづけ ~死亡率2倍 障害のある人たちの3.11~

Hayase Kentaro


Hayasaka Yoko, who is deaf and was affected by the Great East Japan earthquake, serves as the navigator for this film. People who lost their lives in the tsunami. Stories from families and friends.
And the harsh reality that awaited those who finally managed to escape. People with mental disorders who were showered with boos and were told to "Get out!" of the evacuation shelters. A woman who was unable to sleep on the floor, and had no choice but to sit in her wheelchair for sixteen days. A blind woman who was forced to remain in the evacuation order zone for five days.
In this situation, several organizations for disabled people and support groups approached to give assistance, and received cooperation from local governments. Due to the disclosure of personal information, door-to-door surveys for the disabled were carried out in Minanmisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture and Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture. Pointing out the possibility of disaster occurrence, it explores ways of reconstruction in the future and community development, through featuring disaster-affected people and parties concerned.
Title in English Messages of Life -Twice as many persons with disabilities passed away on march eleventh-
Title in Original Language 生命のことづけ ~死亡率2倍 障害のある人たちの3.11~
Director(s) Hayase Kentaro
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Nara. Hayase runs the Hayase-dojo cram school for deaf children in Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
He is also an education adviser at the Tokyo Metropolitan Otsuka School for the Deaf, and the President of the non-profit Smile Free School. He has been producing dramas and films as visual teaching materials for deaf children for many years. He appears on "Minna No Shuwa" (NHK Educational TV) as a teacher.
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 37 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture
Shooting Dates/Periods September 2012 - February 2013
Names of Characters Hayasaka Yoko
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2013/3/5
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Script: Hayase Kentaro
Photography: Kobayashi Makoto
Editing: Yoshida Noriko
Sound: Furukawa Gen
Music: Multi Audio: Sakata Ken
Narration: Owada Arata (Announcer at Radio Fukushima)
Others:Narration and Sign Language: Yoshioka Osamau (Manager of the Deat Puppet Theater Hitomi), Voice Guidance: Oka Keiko (Planning and Production Manager of the Astem Inc.)
Producer Japan Disability Forum, Nippon Foundation, Organization of Broadcasting for People with Disability
Distributor / Distribution Company Harada / Japan Disability Forum
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None