Rikuzentakata was once a vibrant fishing port, a place of people,
temples and traditional houses and was listed as one of Japan's most
scenic places. Today, Rikuzentakata is a hellish place choked with dirt
and debris, empty except for the swarm of bulldozers gnawing at its
remains. It's almost certain that many of the one thousand still missing
will never be found. "It was a quake like I'd never experienced before"
says fisherman Yoshiharu Yoshida. As Japan grapples with its biggest
disaster since the Second World War, many are struggling to rebuild
their lives and find jobs in what has become the most expensive natural
calamity in world history. "There are people who lost houses and lost
relatives. I lost relatives as well. If we keep crying and don't do
anything nothing will change. Step by step we should go forward".
A Film By ABC Australia Distributed By Journeyman Pictures June 2011