The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Fukushima Time/Lapse

Japan | 2017 | 49 min
English, Japanese | Subtitles in English
Editing: Kazuko Kusumoto
Cinematographer: Daisuke Shimizu
Director: Naoko Fujimura


World Premiere
Presented with the support of the Consulat général du Japon in Montreal
Presented in collaboration with the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal

Born near Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, photographer Daisuke Shimizu specializes in time-lapses. In a pilgrimage to his native land, devastated by nuclear disaster and a tsunami, the artist documents its rebirth. This artistic and historical documentary is a portrait of a man fixated on beauty, striving to create art that inspires hope and renewal.


Naoko Fujimura

Naoko Fujimura became a director at NHK Educational Corporation in 1998. She has made many art documentaries with a focus on the lives of painters and sculptors. After parts of northeastern Japan were devastated by an earthquake and a tsunami in 2011, Fujimura made programs investigating how art could touch the lives of survivors, help them overcome huge losses, and give them a renewed sense of self-worth. Currently, Fujimura works mainly on programs for NHK’s global broadcasting service, NHK World-Japan.
Filmography | Fukushima Time/Lapse (2017); Ogasawara: The Guardians of Paradise (2018)

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