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Lost and Found

Offi­cial Selec­tion in 2015 at fes­ti­vals in Port­land, Anchor­age, Vic­to­ria

Lost and Found (direct­ed by John Choi and Nicol­i­na Lan­ni) tells the sto­ry of mas­sive amounts of debris from Japan’s hor­rif­ic 2011 tsuna­mi — frag­ments of coastal towns, fish­ing com­mu­ni­ties and rur­al vil­lages – all evi­dence not only of the 15,000 lives lost to the waves, but also of the despair of sur­vivors deal­ing with belong­ings they thought to be lost for­ev­er. The film shows the work of gov­ern­ment offi­cials, sci­en­tists and beach­combers from two con­ti­nents, sep­a­rat­ed by the great vast­ness of the Pacif­ic Ocean, col­lab­o­rat­ing in a com­mon effort to col­lect and track items that are wash­ing up on North America’s shores in order to return them to their right­ful own­ers in Japan. This sto­ry of resilience shines a light on shared mem­o­ries, loss­es being mourned, and the great joy of peo­ple being unit­ed with their belong­ings.

Released in 2014
Run­ning time: 82 min­utes

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