Okazaki Takashi


%e3%82%a2%e3%83%bc%e3%82%ab%e3%82%a4%e3%83%964-1Do you know 'BOSAI Girls'? Women are apt to be seen as weak. BOSAI Girls produced a new fashionable emergency kit which is easy to use for females. This film is full of helpful ideas for vulnerable groups such as women, children and elderlies in the occurence of a disaster, including a unique 'hinan kunren' (disaster drills) which is practicable for a small number of people on the spot. As the victims of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (1997) and Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earthquake (2004), BOSAI Girls talk their own firsthand experiences. This is an instructive documentary for learning disaster measures in class rooms and offices, as well as for events to promote gender equality.
Title in English BOSAI Girls
Title in Original Language 防災やりたい!彼女たち
Director(s) Okazaki Takashi
Director's Bio/Filmography Born 1960 in Akita. Okazaki is a member of YIDFF Network, a citizen’s group to support Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and he has taken part in the festival from the inception. He’s written an article "Democracy in Taiwan, Democracy in Films, Democracy of the Heart" in Documentary Box 11 and "What the filmmaker can do after 3.11" in Tohokugaku 02. He made his debut as a filmmaker with "What We Achieved and What We Didn't" (2011), which depicts people's mentality facing the 311 disaster through bills and signboards in evacuation areas in Yamagata. He subsequently directed "Konna manshon sumimasuka? (Do you want to live in an apartment like this?) (2012) and "Jinkan" (2013). His fourth film "BOSAI Girls" (2015) premiered at BOSAI Fes' in September 2015, which was presented by Shibuya City, Tokyo. Okazaki currently resides in Yamagata.
Year of Completion 2015
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 97 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Tokyo, Osaka, Chiba, Kanagawa, Niigata, Miyagi, Fukushima
Shooting Dates/Periods March 2014 - March 2015
Names of Characters Tanaka Misaki (Director representing BOSAI Girls), Nagashima Asako (Disaster relief specialist), Baba Yuki (Coordinator for disaster relief for parents and children), Kimura Reo (Assoc.Prof., University of Hyogo), Kugiko Akira (3.11 victim from Rikuzentakata City) and others
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2015/9/6
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Shibuya BOSAI Fes' (2015)
Screening and Seminar "Eiga de manabu josei mesen no bosai" (2018, FARA Shimin kikaku koza at Yamagata City Gender Equality Center)
Staff Credits Photography: Okazaki Takashi
Editing: Okazaki Takashi
Others:Editorial Assistants: Ito Shozen, Kashiwakura Osamu
Producer Okazaki Takashi
Distributor / Distribution Company Okazaki Takashi
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None