KASAMAYAKI (Made in Kasama)
Shaken by the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, a young woman returns home from New York City to reconnect with her estranged parents. In the city of Kasama, a rural artist community ninety miles south of the Fukushima nuclear reactors, she turns the camera on her aging parents, who abandoned her at the age of sixteen. Meditative moments at the pottery wheel punctuated by tense family conversations, sudden earthquakes, and radiation level readings, Kasamayaki exposes the imperfect nature of human relationships that sometimes hurt, but ultimately sustain us.
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