Resilience: Protecting Today

On April 13th, a group of professors and students collected in Althouse to view a documentary titled “Resilience: Protecting Today,” about the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami. The Japanese title is Kyou-o mamoru, and was created and directed by Ms. Yuka Kan’no, a┬ájunior at Yamanashi Prefectural University, who hails from Rikuzen-takata city in Iwate. Her home city was annihilated by the seismic event and tsunami in March 2011. At the suggestion of Professor Tetsuji Maezaawa, she made this documentary, which focuses primarily on interviews with the survivors from her town. Some topics covered include food shortages and aid administration difficulties, environmental damage such as water contamination, the wasting of aid supplies, and social issues developed due to the disaster, among others.