“Radiating Echoes - What Is Beautiful?” is an inquiry into the meaning of ‘beautiful’. This project started off by interviewing blind or visually-impaired people and asking them a single question: What is beautiful to you? A series of recorded answers were brought into a 1000-ft long tunnel at a decommissioned nuclear plant in southern Washington where the voices echoed and decayed into the absolute darkness.
This is the second short film that the director Ichikawa created in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster that occurred in her home country of Japan in 2011. That tragic event awakened her and led her to recognize a shift in her way of living. This project is her inquiry into fundamental values of our time.
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©2016 ETSUKO ICHIKAWA
by Dave Bassett, Rachel Platten
Peformed by Elora Hancock
EMI Blackwood Music Inc
Platten Music Publishing
Jack Straw Cultural Center
Special Thanks to
Washington State School for the Blind
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
Satsop Business Park, Port of Grays Harbor