2012 Academy Award® Nominated Documentary (Short Subject)
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.

Directed by Academy Award Nominated filmmaker
Lucy Walker (Waste Land), featuring photography
by Aaron Phillips and
music by Moby.


Doc Short Subject Voter Screenings
Los Angeles

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Sat., Feb. 4 @ 2:30pm


Linwood Dunn Theater

Tues., Feb. 7 @ 7:00pm

Sat., Feb. 11 @ 2:00pm

Fri., Feb. 17 @ 10:00am

New York

Wed., Feb. 15 @ 7:00pm
Thurs., Feb. 16 @ 7:15pm


20th Century House
Wed., Feb. 8 @ 6:30pm

Other Screenings ->


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Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Charles Salice

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304 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 655-6555

International Sales

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SF Asian American Film Festival 2012

By Adam Cuttler

Lucy Walker is no stranger when it comes to directing quality introspective documentaries. Now she turns her attention to mastering the art of the short documentary.   more->

Academy Award® Nominee

for Documentary (Short Subject)
In the wake of the devastating tsunami in Japan, the people of the region hardest hit by the disaster draw a measure of hope from the annual cherry blossom season as they fight to rebuild their lives. more->

Additional News->

Trailer: "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" TRT 3:37
Click "SCREENINGS" to find the next full-length showing

'...one of the most memorable this year, winner of a jury prize as well as an Oscar nomination, is Lucy Walker's unforgettable "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," a look at the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese disaster that emphasizes the way "beauty and terror always exist in nature."'
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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