In 1990, she shot her first film "Uncle Suecha "and with the fellowship from the Japanese Culture
Agency, she studied at the National Film Board of Canada. She then worked as a media activist at Paper
Tiger in New York. After returning to Japan, she shot many documentary programs for television.
Her 4th film "Hibakusha—At the End of the World "(2003) was screened at more than 400 places and won
In 2006, "Rokkasho Rhapsody"(2006) was internationally screened at more than 650 places.
"Ashes to Honey", her latest film, has been screened about 400 times in Japan since its release in May,
Especially since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, with the resultant disaster at the Fukushima nuclear
plant, it has gathered attention from all over the world,
and has been invited to several international film festivals in Japan and abroad.
She has been building up grassroots movement, with showing her films not just letting them go home but
getting them involved by discussions.
Director Hitomi Kamanaka
Producer Shukichi Koizumi
Photographer Makiko Iwata, Seikou Akiba, Kenji Yamamoto
Mix Kohichi Kawasaki, Takuji Hattori
Editor Kiyoshi Tsujii
Production Group Gendai Films Co. ltd