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JCC Cinema 45: Fukushima Hula Girls

© Fukushima Hula Girls Production Committee Our monthly JCC Cinema was held on Saturday, 2nd April 2016 at the multipurpose hall of Japan Creative Centre (JCC). Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami tragedy, an uplifting documentary ‘Fukushima Hula Girls’ was screened for the audience.

The documentary was created after a devastating earthquake struck Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan on 11th March 2011. The city is the home to the 'Hula Girls' dance troupe of a beautiful hotel resort 'Spa Resorts Hawaiians'. Post-tragedy, residents and the 'Hula Girls' initiated to reconstruct their beloved hometown, undeterred by the struggles of everyday life.

The screening saw an attendance of over 60 guests and despite the technical issue half way through the movie, many were affected and touched by the efforts of the locals. We shall inform the public on the re-screening of the movie once the technical issue is solved.

The following are feedback we received after the movie screening:

What are your impressions on the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami tragedy and which particular aspect of the movie did you like the most?
  • "Encouraged by the positive and more forward spirit exhibirated in them."
Audiences before the screening
Audiences during the screening
  • "That the Hula Girls did not just give up after the quake, but continued to perform and put smiles on people’s faces."

  • "Sad for those who lost their loved ones or homes."

  • "The Japanese are strong people and they help each other to work to the future."

  • "The spirit of the survivors featured – triumph over disaster and showing gratitude to hospitality."

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