Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom)

Special Screening

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Lucy Walker / Feature Documentary / United States of America / 2011 / 40 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Japanese / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Based on a True Story, Death, Creative Documentary, Environmental
Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


Survivors in the areas hardest hit by the recent tsunami in Japan find the courage to rebuild their shattered lives and community when the cherry blossoms come into bloom. A stunning, moving visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japans most beloved flower.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born in London and educated at Oxford, Lucy Walker is best known for her groundbreaking documentaries ‘The Devil’s Playground’ (2002), about Amish teenagers; ‘Blindsight’ (2006), about blind mountaineers; ‘Waste Land’ (2010), about the ‘transformative power of art’, which won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2010 and was nominated for an Oscar; and ‘Countdown to Zero’, about how the nuclear arms race is far from over.


Lucy Walker
Lucy Walker
Kira Carstensen, Lucy Walker

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