Tough It Out -One Year After the 2011 Great Sanriku Tsunami

生き抜く 〜南三陸町 人々の一年

Morioka Norihito


生き抜くImmediately after the 2011 earthquake, a Mainichi Broadcasting news team leaves Osaka for Minamisanriku town. Their coverage of the disaster, which spans the following year, becomes more than just an ordinary news report. The challenges of "life" in the aftermath of the tsunami are written in the stories etched on their faces.
Title in English Tough It Out -One Year After the 2011 Great Sanriku Tsunami
Title in Original Language 生き抜く 〜南三陸町 人々の一年
Director(s) Morioka Norihito
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Osaka in 1976. Morioka entered Mainichi Broadcast in 1998. After working in sales, he was transferred to a news bureau and worked in a Kobe branch. He also worked in a legal department. Since March 2011, he has been covering the recovery effort in Minami-Sanriku Cho in Miyagi Prefecture.
Year of Completion 2011
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 99 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format HDCAM
Shooting Locations Minami-Sanriku Cho (Miyagi)
Shooting Dates/Periods March 12, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/10/16
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2012/10/16
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Minami Sanriku Town, Tsunami,Shizugawa Hospital
Municipal Disaster Prevention Building
Staff Credits Photography: Junji Hara,Kazuyoshi Koto,Fumihiro Onishi
Editing: Yoshihiro Okawa
Sound: Nozomi Sagara
Music: D flat
Producer Imoto Satoshi
Distributor / Distribution Company Asako Fukui / Mainichi Broadcasting System
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2013