The Future for Children in Fukushima

こどものみらい いん ふくしま

Hiroki Ryuichi


RIMG0078A short film by the internationally acclaimed director Hiroki Ryuichi. Otomo Yoshihide composed the beautiful score featuring acoustic guitar. Children are all pure and equal, yet, we see them differently since the 3.11. The children in Fukushima were to grow up safe and sound surrounded by nature, but now things have changed. By capturing and observing the children, Hiroki and Otomo send a strong message to the audience.
Title in English The Future for Children in Fukushima
Title in Original Language こどものみらい いん ふくしま
Director(s) Hiroki Ryuichi
Director's Bio/Filmography Born 1954 in Fukushima, Hiroki made his directorial debut with "Seigyaku! - Onna o abaku" in 1982. In 2003, he directed Vibrator which screened at over 40 international film festivals and won various awards. In 2008, he made his first documentary feature, "Bakushi: The Incredible Lives of Rope-Masters". His other credits include "It’s Only Talk"(06), "M"(07), "April Bride"(09), "The Lightening Tree"(10), "Keibetsu"(11), "RIVER"(11), "Crying 100 Times: Every Raindrop Falls"(13), "Kabukicho Love Hotel"(15), "Hibana"(Netflix) (16) and "P to JK"(17).
Year of Completion 2011
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 3 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Fukushima Prefecture
Shooting Dates/Periods Jun 17 -18, 2011
Names of Characters Children of the Yotsukura Elementary School, Iwaki City, Fukushima
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening
Place of First Public Screening (Country)
Date of First Public Screening in Japan
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Photography: Nabeshima Atsuhiro
Music: Otomo Yoshihide
Producer Minatoya Yasushi
Distributor / Distribution Company Thefool INC.
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2011