Thursday, May 12, 2011

Festival de Cannes airs Japan reconstruction


The 64th Cannes International Film Festival will show footages of the reconstruction activities in Japan after the triple disasters it suffered in March.
The 30-second footage of Japan after the powerful quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that affected the northeastern parts of the country will be screened in the prestigious cinema competition in France that is slated to take place between 11 and 22 May, in a report by Kyodo News.
Japan's foreign ministry said the footage will start with a thank you message for global support. It will then show relief efforts and photos of a country that is rising from devastation especially in the Tohoku area.
The same video will be aired in Tokyo at a reception for foreign dignitaries show gratitude to the world for their support with the aim to attract tourists to help the economy recover.
The 11 March magnitude 9.0 earthquake claimed the lives of 14,949 people with 9,880 missing.
Details of this report here.
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