Fight for the Future〜7 Years after the Earthquake

未来につなぐために~赤浜 震災から7年

Konishi Haruko


川口と蓬莱島We can't compete with nature, but we have ideas. On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 and up to 22-meter-high tsunami struck Otsuchi-cho. Hiromi Kawaguchi, leader of the Akahama District in Otsuchi, opposed the central government's plan to build a 14.5-meter high embankment, After that decision, difficulty attacks Akahama in sequence. An increasing number of families have given up rebuilding their homes and moved to inland since construction costs have doubled caused by Tokyo Olympic preparation. However, seven years after the Earthquake, they restore the village with an ocean view. Comparing with the measure of the government, through eyes of Hiromi Kawaguchi, pride to live with the sea for the next generation is described in this documentary.
Title in English Fight for the Future〜7 Years after the Earthquake
Title in Original Language 未来につなぐために~赤浜 震災から7年
Director(s) Konishi Haruko
Director's Bio/Filmography Konishi Haruko directed “The Documentarist”, a TV series on documentarists and produced the film “Little Birds”, which was awarded the Human Rights Prize in the Locarno International Film Festival 2005. She also produced the film “Peace on the Tigris - Iraq War and 10 years of life in Baghdad-” as a sequel to “Little Birds” after ten years. The film ”Akahama Rock’n Roll” is the first feature film she directed and is supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs. She continues to make TV programs about the 311 Earthquake such as "Min'i no yukue - Higashinihondaishinsai kara 5nen" (March 2016) and "Fight for the Future〜7 Years after the Earthquake" (March 2018). Her latest work is "Educated to Die" (*tentative title).
Year of Completion 2018
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 52 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Japan
Shooting Dates/Periods Aug 5 2011 - March 1 2018
Names of Characters Kawaguchi Hiromi, Abe Tsutomu, Shozushima Eiko
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening 2018/3/11
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2018/12/
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Tokyo Documentary Film Festival (Dec 2018)
Staff Credits Photography: Konishi Haruko, Furuto Hidehiko, Yamauchi Daido, Tsujii Kiyoshi
Editing: Yasuoka Takaharu, Kawakubo Naoki (Hamaguchi Fumiyuki Memorial Studio)
Music: Norishige+Ria
Others:Sound Editors: Yasuoka Takaharu, Kawakubo Naoki (Hamaguchi Fumiyuki Memorial Studio)
Producer So-net Entertainment
Distributor / Distribution Company Documentary Eyes
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2019