Hurray! Hurray! Yamada

フレーフレー山田 〜忘れないための映像記録〜

Miki Shigenori


フレーフレー山田Part 1: The Hosei University Cheering Squad Goes to Yamada-cho, Iwate (20 min.) – A town of Yamada suffered a devastating blow due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The cheering squad at Hosei University in Tokyo has organized summer camps in the town of Yamada. The members of the cheering squad thought about what they can do for them, but the only thing they could do was to cheer. On April 29th, the members visit Yamada and cheer for the recovery.

Part 2: The Cheering Squad Members Wish (10 min.) – Three weeks after the initial visit to Yamada, the members of the cheering squad at Hosei University talk about their experience and their activities in Yamada.

Part 3: Summer of Yamada (15 min.) – In August, summer holidays are around the corner and the town of Yamada is preparing for summer festival. Various villagers; nursing home staff, fishermen, store owners, and factory workers discuss their recovery efforts making progress one step at a time.
Title in English Hurray! Hurray! Yamada
Title in Original Language フレーフレー山田 〜忘れないための映像記録〜
Director(s) Miki Shigenori
Director's Bio/Filmography Born Tokyo in 1969.
Photography: "Heya: The Room" (1993), "The Land of Hope" (2011) director Sono Shion, "Portrait of Bach" (2010) director Tsutsui Takefumi, "Nalsima friend My Cycling Route" (2009) director Tanaka Chiseko
Lighting: "In a Lonely Planet" (2010) director Tsutsui Takefumi, "A boy in the boy" (2011) director Teshigawara Saburo, "End of the Night" (2012) director Miyazaki Daisuke
Assistant Photography: "Guilty of Romance" (2011), "Himizu" (2012) director Sono Shion, "Isn't Anyone Alive?" (2011) director Gakuryu Ishii
Year of Completion 2011
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 55 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Yamada Town (Iwate) and Ichigaya (Tokyo)
Shooting Dates/Periods April 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011
August 11, 2011 - August 15, 2011
Names of Characters members of cheer group of Hosei University and People of Yamada town
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening 2011/10/6
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2011/10/6
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events YIDFF 2011, Takasaki Film Festival 2012
Staff Credits Photography: Miki Shigenori
Editing: Miki Shigenori
Others:Tago Yoshiaki, Yamane Keiko
Producer Miki Shigenori
Distributor / Distribution Company Miki Shigenori
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2011Cinema with Us 2012