Our culture might have a reached a pointed where it’s turning events, history and culture around far more quickly than is strictly necessary. With the documentary Pray for Japan that sentiment is up to you decide whether or not “too soon” is an appropriate sentiment.
Meanwhile, Pray for Japan takes place in Ishinomaki, Miyagi – the largest coastal city in the region of Tohoku. Tohoku and Ishinomaki are important because these were areas that were destroyed by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the devasting tsunami that hit Japan last year on March 11.
American filmmaker Stu Levy was living in Japan at the time and filmed the tsunami and its aftermath during several volunteer trips that he took to Tohoku over six weeks.
If you’re interested the film will be out three days after the anniversary of the event on March 14.