At every screening, we like to show the support of all of the Tohoku Tomo and invite people to share their pictures. Our goal is to send a message of hope and support to the people of Tohoku, encouraging them and telling them that they are never forgotten. All of our photos are shared through the film’s Facebook album here.
Tohoku Tomo is the story of everyday people who decided to do something in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. From volunteering with relief efforts to starting non-profit organizations, they were moved by a passion to help others and make a difference. While clean-up and recovery efforts are complete, there is a long road ahead for Tohoku to rebuild.
There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference in Tohoku, here are just a few:
- Spread the word about this film. Share Tohoku Tomo with your friends, organizations, and individuals that you think would love to hear its message. The interviews and stories shared in the film will challenge and inspire people to make a difference wherever they are. If you’re interested in hosting a screening of this film, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sign up to learn more about the 113 Project. A major theme of our film Tohoku Tomo is the ongoing recovery in Tohoku. One of the key ways you can make a difference is by traveling to the region, volunteering, and enjoying its natural beauty. The 113 Project aims to encourage tourism while volunteering and assisting in the physical rebuilding and emotional recovery in Tohoku. By traveling and enjoying this beautiful region of Japan, survivors of 3/11 will be able to rebuild their businesses and know that others care. Learn more and sign up for email updates here.
- Support organizations and individuals working in Tohoku. There are countless organizations who are on the ground in Tohoku working to help rebuild communities and industries that were devastated by the tsunami. Please consider supporting those organizations either financially or by lending your support to their volunteer efforts. A few organizations we’d recommend include: Eyes for Fukushima, Volunteer Akita, and It’s Not Just Mud.
If you know of an organization working in Tohoku that needs support, please email us at email@example.com. We would love to help spread the word!