My Neighbors in Haramachi, Minamisoma

南相馬市原町区 ぼくの町の住人

Oka Tatsuya


南相馬市原町区 ぼくの町の住人Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, where I was born and raised, is about ten to forty kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and still has a radioactivity problem. There are no words to describe the present situation of Minamisoma City. Just as the damage suffered is different for each person, their responses to it are also different. However, everyday life still goes on. How are we able to interpret damaged area? 
This is a documentary that follows everyday life from the standpoints of different people and groups, such as a local kindergarten, a city council member and an elderly couple, focusing on the Haramachi area in Minamisoma.
Title in English My Neighbors in Haramachi, Minamisoma
Title in Original Language 南相馬市原町区 ぼくの町の住人
Director(s) Oka Tatsuya
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Minamisoma City, Fukushima in 1990. Oka is a Film and Media Studies Major at Tohoku University of Art & Design. "Bombed" was screened at Kitashinano Obuse Film Festival 2011.
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 60 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Haramachi, Minamisoma City (Fukushima)
Shooting Dates/Periods April 11, 2011 - November 9, 2012
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2013/2/11
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2013/2/11
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Japan (22nd Annual Akita Jumonji Cinema Festival)
Staff Credits Photography: Oka Tatsuya
Editing: Oka Tatsuya
Producer Oka Tatsuya
Distributor / Distribution Company
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2013