Pray For Japan Blu-ray

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About Pray For Japan Blu-ray

On March 11, 2011, Japan's Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami. Pray For Japan focuses on the real-life heroes who fought on behalf of their loved ones and their hometown.

The film focuses on four key perspectives of the tragedy: school, shelter, family, and volunteers. We meet victims who faced significant obstacles and fought to overcome them. Through these four vantage points, the audience is able to understand the vast ramifications of the large-scale natural disaster‚ and the battle these real-life heroes fought (and continue to fight) on behalf of their loved ones and their hometown.

Filmmaker Stu Levy, an American living in Japan, filmed the tsunami aftermath during his trips to Tohoku as a volunteer. Principal photography happened over 6 weeks, where over 50 hours of footage was captured. A return trip captured a few more hours, which was incorporated into the film while editing was in full swing. The result is a feature-length documentary that allows the people who experienced an unprecedented disaster to speak in their own words about their experiences.

All profits from Pray For Japan will be donated to non-profit organizations on the ground that are actively working with the people of Tohoku toward relief and rebuilding.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Note: Pray For Japan is printed on BD-R discs. BD-R discs are compatible with most Blu-ray players.

Details

  • Publisher: PRAY FOR JAPAN
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Age Rating: ALL
  • Run Time: 97
  • Release Date: 6/25/2012
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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An Important Documentary

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Pray for Japan is a documentary covering the 2011 Earthquakes that rocked the country of Japan and focuses on the heroes that fought to protect their families, as well as strangers that would become family. It is directed by Stu Levy, most known for directing the film "Priest" in the US. He flew to Japan to work with people and creators on the ground after the events had occurred. All of the proceeds of the film went to relief for the disaster. So in buying this film, money will also go to the fund, which is a wonderful thing. The set itself is very barebones, with the Blu-ray coming in a DVD case strangely enough. While there also is not much in the way of bonus materials, there is more than enough material in the film to make up for it. This is a must-watch and a very insightful piece of cinema that showcases how people can come together in times of terror to save each other.