The Narcissus Flowers of Katsura-shima was shot on a small island off the coast of North Eastern Japan, six months after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. A work of elemental simplicity, it shows the aftermath of this catastrophe on the island, and allows the inhabitants ample space to tell the stories of the day of the disaster and its impact upon them and the island. Embroidered with several Japanese traditional poems and haunting imagery, this film seeks to enter into the living reality of these simple fishermen and women.
2012 | HD | Color | Sound | 76 minutes
Camera, edit, and concept : Jon Jost
Much appreciated help from Moe Tomoeda, without whom the film simply would not have been possible.