Yoko Kumano

After the March 11, 2011 Tohoku disaster, there were a lot of viewpoints about the water and food supply on the news from specialists and politicians who seemed to be addressing the public with a specific agenda. Living in the U.S. and far away from the epicenter of the disaster, I wanted to find out what everyday people in Japan were thinking. I was particularly interested in listening to the viewpoints of farmers and parents because it is their job to feed others. Through a series of interviews shot six months after the disaster, I was moved by each subjects' unique reactions and their willingness to share their thoughts so freely about this difficult issue. All footage was shot in Japan in October 2011.