Docs Ireland 2023: All of our Heartbeats are Connected Through Exploding Stars
Docs Ireland 2023 presents All of Our Heartbeats are Connected Through Exploding Stars (2022) following various individuals and groups as they deal with the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake & tsunami.
On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in modern history hit Japan and then, thirty minutes later, dark tsunami waves roared in over the coast of North-Eastern Japan dragging cars, homes and lives out into the sea.
In the film, we meet Yasu who has done over 100 dives in search of his lost wife. Sachiko keeps writing letters to her husband that was taken by the wave. Satoko is a young woman who struggles with overcoming her trauma from the disaster. On the other side of the ocean, on the Hawaiian island of Kaho’olawe, a group of volunteers are gathering to clean the beach from Japanese tsunami debris floating in from the Ocean. They are all sharing the stories of the afterlife.
This dreamy, wandering film drifts like the plankton it so meaningfully describes.