Directed By Hitomi Kamanaka Japanese English

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Director's Biography

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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 some awards. 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, 2010.
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.
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Director               Hitomi Kamanaka
Producer              Shukichi Koizumi
Photographer       Makiko Iwata, Seikou Akiba, Kenji Yamamoto
Mix                      Kohichi Kawasaki, Takuji Hattori
Editor                  Kiyoshi Tsujii
Music                  Shing02
Production           Group Gendai Films Co. ltd

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