Pray for Japan

March 11, 2012
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Film past event

2011, 85 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Stu Levy.

Introduction and Q and A with Director Stu Levy.

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed.

The director – an American living in Japan – filmed the aftermath during his trips to Tohoku as a volunteer. The documentary film focuses four perspectives of the tragedy and its real-life heroes; shelter, school, family and volunteers.

Through the film’s themes of vitality and hope, we gain insight into how our own inner strength can help us if we ever find ourselves in a life-threatening situation. We can all learn from the powerful resilience of these incredible real-life heroes.

Part of ONE YEAR LATER: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.


$7/$5 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programs are made possible, in part, by The Norinchukin Bank.

Japan Society’s 2011–2012 Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, Kenneth A. Cowin, David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi, Jeffrey Catanzaro, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Randall I. Stempler, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Japan Society’s new projection screen was made possible by The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin.

Collaborating organizations for One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programming include Consortium for Japan Relief; Consulate General of Japan in New York;; JP GIRLS NYC; Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI); Japanese American Association of New York; The Nippon Club Inc.; TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council.



  • Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • 4:00 pm