Art & Design

Japan In A Day

20 october 2012, London

Sunday 11 March 2012 marked the first anniversary of the catastrophic Great East Japan Earthquake. The most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan caused immeasurable damage not only to the stricken areas, but also to the nation as a whole. To commemorate the tragedy, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Fuji TV collaborated on a project inspired by Kevin McDonald’s Life in a Day, asking people across Japan to pick up a camera and capture something about their day. What shines through are the thoughts, feelings and hopes that the remembrance of this terrible event inspired. Japanese director Gaku Narita, along with British director Philip Martin and editor Kristina Hetherington, fashioned this moving, eloquent testament from more than 8000 films shot by contributors from 12 different countries and uploaded onto YouTube.


The documentary has been selected to be a part of the BFI London Film Festival and there is a screening at 10am on Saturday 20th October (Box Office details supplied).


Admission: Standard Price £11.50

1 - 30 June 2010
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Tel: 020 7928 3232
Scott Free Films