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Imagine losing everything. Your home, your business, all your worldly possessions. Gone forever… or are they?

Right now an epic endeavor is underway involving 2 continents, 3 countries and the largest body of water on earth. Join us as we go on a journey to discover the stories of those whose lives were stolen by the sea. 25 million tonnes of wreckage from Japan’s devastating tsunami was washed into the Pacific Ocean and some of that is now destined to wash up on North America’s shores.

The debris – fragments of coastal towns, fishing communities and rural villages – is evidence of the 15,000 lives lost to the waves. Across North America & Japan government officials, scientists and beachcombers alike are coming together to track & collect all that was lost. What is their mandate? To gather these items that have traveled across the world and as they wash up on North America’s shores to return them their rightful owners in Japan.

Strangers, continents apart, are coming together to salvage the memories amidst the debris. Discover the stories of the people whose lives will be forever changed.

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SCREENING 6:30 pm The Bloor Cinema

AFTERPARTY 9:00 pm The Gladstone Hotel (sponsor)GH_CMYK-01-01

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Greetings to all.
I am excited to let you know that the NFB is screening DEBRIS for free March 10-13 in remembrance of the 5th anniversary of the Tohoku Tsunami. Please share.
I hope you enjoy the film.
Peter Clarkson
 

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The National Film Board of Canada
is proud to present

DEBRIS

for FREE streaming
March 10th, 5 p.m. EST – March 13th, 9 p.m. EST

Remember and honour the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami with a free stream of our film, DEBRIS, until March 13.

In this short film which acknowledges the lost possessions and lost lives of the citizens from Japan’s Tohoku region, artist Pete Clarkson collects debris from the disaster as it washes ashore in Tofino, BC, and transforms it into an evocative memorial

Watch DEBRIS on NFB.ca
 
Watch DEBRIS on NFB.ca
 
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN BOLTON PRODUCER SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TERI SNELGROVE EDITOR JENN STROM DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW COPPINCOMPOSER SCOTT MORGAN SOUND DESIGNER CHRIS MCLAREN 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA PRODUCTION
 
 

Theatrical Premiere March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

The Bloor Hot Docs Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Toronto Canada

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Clayoquot Community Theatre – Tofino B.C. Canada

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sponsored by University of Victoria

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February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Star Cinema – Sidney B.C. Canada

February 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Vic Theatre – Victoria B.C. Canada

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December 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage AK USA

Print

November 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

November 18, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

Dole Cannery Theaters – Honolulu HI USA

Official Selection FLIFF 2015

November 16, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

November 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Cinema Paradiso Hollywood – Hollywood FL USA

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September 3, 2015 @ 11:30 am

The Livingroom Theater Portland OR USA

September 6, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

Laurelhurst Theater Portland OR USA

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September 26, 2015 @10:00 am

The Pearl Theatre Lunenburg N.S. Canada

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Lost & Found in the Press all over the world:

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An ENORMOUS thank you to all the people who have help made this film a reality by contributing to our crowd funding campaign:
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The Team

Nicolina Lanni:          Director / Producer (download CV)

Nicolina Lanni is a Toronto based filmmaker with a background in Journalism.  She began her career working in public radio at the CBC but quickly turned to documentary film making.  She has worked on numerous award winning programs like Nazi Hunters and Manson.  Nicolina has the ability to gain unprecedented access to difficult subject matter and loves the challenge of creating evocative story telling.  LOST & FOUND is her first feature length documentary film to be released in 2016.

 

John Choi:                 Director / Producer / Director of Photography (download CV)

John Choi: is a Toronto based filmmaker. He began his career as a photo assistant in NYC but quickly turned his sights to motion picture film. He has worked on numerous studio feature films as a camera assistant including Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Godzilla and The Bone Collector. After working his way up to Director of Photography he moved back to Toronto to produce and shoot his own work. One of the first series he Directed/DPed was the eclectic Food Network series Foodjammers and then he went on to create, Direct/DP Fresh With Anna Olson another series for The Food Network. He has currently Directed and DPing factual series on Discovery ID including Murder in Paradise and Motives and Murders.

John is currently about to release his first feature documentary LOST & FOUND which included international co-production broadcast partners including Canada SHAW, Japan NHK and Australia SBS.