JICC, Embassy of Japan - Environmental Film Festival
March 27th, 2015
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

Part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.  
For more information and a complete festival schedule, please visit the EFF website.

Based on the true story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo, founder of the coral farm "Sea Seed" in Okinawa.

Kenji Kinjo (Takashi Okamura) grew up with a strong love for the coral around his hometown in Okinawa.  After many years spent away, he returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Yuri (Yasuko Matsuyuki), and begins a very successful restaurant business.  They have two children and everything seems to being going smoothly for Kenji and Yuri.

One day, however, Kenji goes on a dive and discovers the beautiful coral of his youth suffering and withering away as a result of development and climate change.  He realizes that he may not be able to show his own children the colorful and vibrant coral reefs he remembers.  Kenji decides to give up his business and devote himself completely to growing coral and transplanting them in an attempt to revive the reefs.  He ends up facing difficulties from all sides, but with the support of his family, he tries to overcome them all with his smile and passion to save the coral and change people's view of the ocean.

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jpin the event of cancellation.
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