SF Asian American Film Festival 2012: “The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom”, “Ninja Kids” and “No Look Pass” Reviews and Trailers
The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom
Lucy Walker is no stranger when it comes to directing quality introspective documentaries. Now, having more than proved herself as a capable director with a filmography that boasts films such as Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, Waste Land, and Countdown to Zero she turns her attention to mastering the art of the short documentary.
The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom is a fine example of the effectiveness a short film can have when executed properly. Using the devastating Tsunami that crashed on Japan’s coast on March 11, 2011, Walker is able to capture mother nature at her most cruelest and most nurturing, and really, what more can you ask for in a short form non-fiction film? Maybe that all the film’s participants be portrayed and treated with the respect and humanity that they deserve – which, of course, she does.