series: Tomorrow: Japan Beyond 3 / 11
air date: 7/25/13 7:30 AM
French film director Keiko Courdy knows Japan intimately after studying at the University of Tokyo Graduate School and teaching as associate professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. Having made a documentary film, Au-Dela du Nuage (Beyond the Fog), about the Great East Japan Earthquake, this time she focuses on the power that the children impart to reconstruction. The children who will build the Tohoku of 20 and 30 years hence have already moved into action. The adults are helping them get started, of course, but the children then perform the core roles by thinking, planning and acting for themselves. Courdy says she senses that it is their power as children that is getting things done. She reports on a group that caught her attention.
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