Horiike Miho


I am Miho Horiike, 18 years old.

What I am able to do right now… I worried and thought about this, and after reflecting on myself I took action.

I knew about the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from over a half century ago, where atomic bombs were dropped for the first time in the history of man.

I met a woman who was an atomic bomb victim in Hiroshima, a city that has experienced first-hand the horror of atomic bombing. Through this encounter with her, I conceived the idea to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony with one thousand origami cranes (Senbazuru) on August 6th.
I called strangers and asked them to pray.

Then, the Great East Japan earthquake occurred on March 11th, 2011.

I visited the scene with a digital camera. I met a woman, who was a disaster victim in Tagajo (Miyagi), a city that was hit badly by the earthquake.

I didn't intend to make a documentary at first, but I desperately tried to capture the truth that appeared in front of my eyes.

Then, I compiled the videos into one complete project. This is a documentary of the days when my eighteen-year-old self ran forward restlessly.
Title in English MIHOCAMERA 18
Title in Original Language MIHOCAMERA 18歳
Director(s) Horiike Miho
Director's Bio/Filmography I was born on August 17th in 1994. This is my first film.
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 61 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DVD
Shooting Locations Bury St Edmunds in England Hiroshima City (Hiroshima) and Tagajyo City (Miyagi)
Shooting Dates/Periods March 11, 2011 ~ March 27, 2011
April 5, 2011 ~ April 10, 2011
Names of Characters Horiike Miho, Seki Chieko, Sasaki Tazuko
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,English,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/9/30
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2012/9/30
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Photography: Abe Shinju, Ishii Haruna, Dogouchi Masato, Sayaka Hiyamizu, Horiike Miho,Miki Masaki,Eve Groves
Editing: Horiike Miho
Narration: Horiike Miho
Producer Miho Horiike
Distributor / Distribution Company Miho Horiike
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None