A Film by Tim Graf and Jakob Montrasio
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This film presents perspectives on the important roles Buddhism played in the care of those lost or bereaved in the aftermath of the 3/11 disaster.
Buddhism after the Tsunami - The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special (Classroom Edition) follows Buddhist priests through the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people in Japan in March 2011. The unprecedented impact of the resulting Fukushima nuclear crisis has yet to be determined.
Tim Graf and Jakob Montrasio had originally planned to make a film about Graf’s research on Zen Buddhism in Japan. They had just completed preparations for this project when Japan’s northeast was struck by the largest natural and nuclear disaster in Japanese history.
This film has been reviewed and edited extensively to meet the demands of scholars.
-3/11 in Japan
-death and dying
-concepts of the afterlife
-funerals and ancestor veneration
-religion in contemporary Japan
-religion and civic activism
-religion and everydayness
-responses to the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan
-Zen; Pure Land; Temple Buddhism
Please note that the Zazen scene (showing ritual sitting in lotus position) is not part of this 63 minute educational edition.
SPECIFICS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Language: English & Japanese
Runtime: ca. 63 minutes (60 minutes before credits)
Color, Stereo, PAL
Customers in need for an NTSC version may contact us for support.
If you are an educational institution and hold a receipt for the purchase of this classroom edition (Buddhism after the Tsunami), then you are entitled to use this film for the above-mentioned research and teaching purposes. Eligible institutions may request a PDF version of this text upon purchase. Contact Tim, if you have any questions.
Universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions are not allowed to share this film with educational institutions or other organizations. It is strictly prohibited to share or exchange this film on the basis of interlibrary loans.
This film has screened at: The American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting 2012; Bridgewater State University; Carleton College; Duke University; Florida International University; Heidelberg University; McMaster University; Smith College; The Japan Foundation Toronto; Tohoku University; University of Auckland; University of Göttingen (DVRW); University of Iowa; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Singapore; University of Otago; University of Tokyo (The Japan Religion Coordination Project for Disaster Relief (JRPD)); Vanderbilt University; Western Michigan University; and at Williams College, among others.
Souls of Zen, the 89 minute feature documentary (not for teaching or research) has screened at:
ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 2012
WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL 2012
THIS BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL 2012
FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS 2013
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