Weapon in Our Hands


Yoshimoto Ryo


手のなかの武器The Great East Japan earthquake occurred on 11 March 2011. Many young people headed to the affected area. A desolated livid landscape, penetrating nasty smell and dust. Reality that can't even show a glimpse of lost life. The young people have no knowledge and experience. They almost burst with conflict and a feeling of helplessness. Can they bring hope to the affected area?
This documentary repeats a query the way of support cases through various activities, such as cleaning up rubble, sports, art workshops and so on.
Title in English Weapon in Our Hands
Title in Original Language 手のなかの武器
Director(s) Yoshimoto Ryo
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Osaka in 1998. Graduated from Musashino Art University.
Yoshimoto started producing films, animation, documentary, going beyond the genre, from school days. He won Jury Prize for animated film at the 22nd Tokyo Student Film Festival. He made a documentary, featuring students who participated in an international contribution activity in Bangladesh in South Asia. He worked as a volunteer on site to help the disaster restoration work, cleaning up rubbles etc, after the disaster in 2011. He started gathering information about local residents and volunteers with camera. The documentary "Weapon in Our Hands" was released ensuing year.
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 68 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DVD
Shooting Locations
Shooting Dates/Periods mid-April 2011 - end-August 2011
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/3/28
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2012/3/28
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events It was directly renting out screens 14 times in Japan (from Fukuoka to Hokkaido) and over forty hundreds audiences visited.
Staff Credits Photography: Yoshimoto Ryo
Editing: Yoshimoto Ryo
Producer Yoshimoto Ryo
Distributor / Distribution Company Yoshimoto Ryo
Official Website for the Film http://tenonakanobuki.com/
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None