We have two exclusive clips from the upcoming documentary Pray for Japan, which will be screened for one night only in AMC Theaters nationwide March 14, before its limited opening in New York and Los Angeles March 16. Director Stuart J. Levy was living in Japan when the horrific tsunami hit on March 11, 2011, and his documentary delves into the aftermath of the event as he volunteered in the coastal city of Tohoku. Take a look at these scenes from Pray for Japan.
On March 11, 2011, Japan's Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed. Pray for Japan takes place in the devastated region of Ishinomaki, Miyagi - the largest coastal city in Tohoku with a population of over 160,000 people. Filmmaker Stuart J. Levy - an American living in Japan - filmed the tsunami aftermath during his trips to Tohoku as a volunteer and over a period of 6 weeks, captured over 50 hours of footage.
Pray for Japan focuses on four key perspectives of the tragedy - School, Shelter, Family, and Volunteers. With each perspective we meet victims who faced significant obstacles and fought to overcome them. Through these four vantage points, the audience is able to understand the vast ramifications of this large-scale natural disaster - and the battle these real-life heroes fought on behalf of their loved ones and their hometown.