After the Wave is a great film, a poignant, must-watch personal account of a visit to his hometown in Miyagi by Tokyo-based audio engineer Soshi Yamaguchi. In the film, Soshi’s father Ikuo says:
There’s no quick fix, that’s not the nature of this disaster. 10 years, 20 years, we need to think long term.
Offering a useful perspective on the disaster and its implications – as people featured in the film talk about returning to their destroyed hometowns, driving down roads which used to be familiar but which have become part of the sea – this is powerful yet intimate film-making and well worth watching.