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09/06/2012

“Pray for Japan”, the movie about the Great East Japan Earthquake, was shown in Jordan

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Under the auspices of Her Highness Princess Reem Ali and the Embassy of Japan in Jordan, the screening of the feature documentary film honoring the heroes of Japan’s tsunami tragedy (Pray for Japan) was held in the Royal Film Commission in Amman-Jordan on August 29th, 2012 in the presence of the film’s director Mr. Stu Levy,

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The evening began with a speech by the Japanese ambassador to Jordan highlighting what happened in Japan in March 2011 and how the international community had consolidated around the Japanese people in a show of solidarity,
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The film director also gave a speech talking about his experience when the earthquake hit while he was in Tokyo and his experience as volunteer at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture after the tsunami

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The movie itself was not easy to watch, for the amount of the devastation shown in it, and I cried during the story of the boy who lost mother and little brother along with his grandparents in the tsunami .

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Watching the  Q&A session after the screening, showed that most of the attendees were also moved by what they saw and had favorable impressions of the movie and the fighting spirit of the Japanese people in face of adversity and their questions reflected that and their understanding of the victims’ plight.

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