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Live action and animation combine to tell the story of a Japanese farming family whose life is impacted by two unthinkable nuclear tragedies. Patriarch Saichi Ouchi was a victim of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster contaminated the family's farmland in 2011, destroying their time-honored way of life. Aging oldest son, Hidekatsu, bound by duty and honor to his ancestral land, struggles to reclaim all he holds dear.


Beth Murphy directed THE LIST (SFF 2012) and Beth Balawick was a cinematographer for THE LIST, THE PEACEMAKER (SFF 2017) and DAWNLAND (SFF 2018 Special Screening), and served as the SFF Shorts Program Director in 2019.



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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    55 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    Japan via USA
  • Premiere
    US
  • Director
    Beth Balawick, Beth Murphy
  • Producer
    Beth Balawick, Beth Murphy
  • Cinematographer
    Beth Balawick
  • Editor
    Kristen Salerno
  • Animator
    Christian Schlaeffer
  • Music
    David Cieri