Screening “Trace of Breath” (Iki no ato) 2017, 93 min.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Tersaki Nibei Foundation, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free: Reservation required at http://eventregist.com/e/ikinoato
Rikuzentakata city of Iwate prefecture was hit so badly by the great tsunami on March 11, 2011, and near 2,000 people were killed and lose aftermath.
The film follows Mr. Sadaichi Sato, owner of a seed and sapling business in Rikuzentakata as he writes his thoughts and observations of the 2011 disaster down in English, of which he has been a diligent students for years.
It is a film that could not have been made without the close relationship forged between the store owner and filmmaker Haruka Komori, who moved from Tokyo after the March 11 disaster.
Komori was 23-year old when she moved to Rikuzentakata. She graduated from the Tokyo University of Art with M.A degree of Intermedia Art in 2015. Komori and writer and painter Natsumi Seo recorded lives of local people.
In 2015, Komori and Seo moved to Sendai city and established an aggregate corporation NOOK to continue recoding the Tohoku. “Trace of Breath” is the first feature film by Haruka Komori.