Nearly 100000 lives lost, countless buildings/bridges/roads ruined. Lots of touching stories of people offering help from all over and mourning innocent victims. Yet, disaster brought out also demons in Man’s nature, nakedly transparent. Among aftershocks in the ruins are abuses of the collective system, mistrust between people and local governments, betrayal among survivors… I couldn’t help but record this absurd reality that I didn’t want to see nor would the mainstream media record.
New seeds sown, destroyed houses rebuilt, even lost lives can be replaced by new births. But limits of human nature will drag humanity down if we fail to confront and reflect on our behaviour. Pain could be eased, memories could fade, but disaster may come again…
I am dedicating this film in condolence of those passed away.