KASAMAYAKI (MADE IN KASAMA)
Shaken by the Japanese tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disasters, a young woman returns from New York City to Kasama. In a rural artist community 90 miles south of the Fukushima nuclear reactors, she turns the camera on her aging parents who live a lifestyle centered on art and nature. Interwoven with stories of the disasters, the family's tragic history is slowly revealed - of a tumultuous marriage and family life, which ultimately led her parents to abandon her by the age of sixteen. Meditative moments at the pottery wheel punctuated by tense family conversations, sudden earthquakes, and radiation level readings, “Kasamayaki” exposes the bittersweet process of coming to terms with an imperfect life, and the healing power of creativity.
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