THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM
Oscar-nominated short film. Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.
Lucy Walker is an Emmy-winning British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award and is renowned for creating riveting, character-driven nonfiction that delivers emotionally and narratively. Lucy’s films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), Blindsight (2006), Devil’s Playground (2002) and short films, notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion’s Mouth Opens (2014), as well as television, including twenty episodes of Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Non-Fiction Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2012
Women In Film National Geographic All Roads Award, Sundance Film Festival 2012
Audience Award for Best Short Film, Florida Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary, Nevada City Film Festival 2012
The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom (doc.)
Director: Lucy Walker
Production: Supply & Demand Integrated, Tree Tree Tree
IN FOCUS: LUCY WALKER