Fukushima's Inexpressible Voices

語りえぬ福島の声を届けるために ー 詩人・及川俊哉 現代祝詞をよむ ー

Hirata Junko


imageFukushima-based poet Oikawa Shun'ya tries to compose contemporary noritos (Shinto ritual prayers), while tracing the history of the Tohoku region back to its ancient era when indigenous Emishi people lived in the area. What kind of words could possibly be effective for the recovery of 3.11 disaster-stricken areas today? This docuementary follows the poet's internal struggle.
Title in English Fukushima's Inexpressible Voices
Title in Original Language 語りえぬ福島の声を届けるために ー 詩人・及川俊哉 現代祝詞をよむ ー
Director(s) Hirata Junko
Director's Bio/Filmography Hirata Junko has been working as a director in a television production company. After winning ATP New Comer Award in 2006, she directed "Pendant Eve" (2009). She won Matsukawa Award with "Nippon no kioku" (2010), JAAP Award 2012 with "Nanyadoyara - Songs for the Dead and Alive" and JAAP Award 2015 with "Shijin Enomono Sakurako no 'fuyu no tabi'".
Year of Completion 2014
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 60 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Fukushima
Shooting Dates/Periods January - February 2014
Names of Characters Oikawa Shun'ya, Wago Ryoichi
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles none,
Date of First Public Screening 2014/5/3
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2014/5/3
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events The 6th Za Koenji Documentary Festival 2015
Staff Credits Photography: Yamazaki Yutaka
Editing: Suzuo Keita
Distributor / Distribution Company Hirata Junko
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film http://zkdf.net/program2015/feature/poet.html
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None