War and the Power to Live Program supported by Red Cross 2
War and conflict troubles many people’s lives here today. For them, war is present and it takes their lives, their loved ones, their valuables, and changes their daily lives every day. Although we are in a different place or born in a different country, we still have the same purpose to live. Regardless of where we live, we gather around the table with our families and friends, and spend valuable time with our lovers.
Through this program we would like to introduce people with various backgrounds and share their lives and emotions to spread the importance of giving a hand to people around you, and realize how wonderful and grateful we are to live in peace. Let’s share the Japanese way of caring and making peace to support everyone's “Power to Live”.
Set against the backdrop of tax on non-Muslims in its territories, a Christian family devises a plan to protect its only daughter. However, their “perfect” solution might end up having more tragic consequences than intended.
Jad is a young man in his twentieth, who lost his parents due to the war. He's only left with his brother Mohamad. his only concern in life is to not loose his brother who's also participating in this war.
March 1945, Tokyo
An elderly man lives with his deceased wife’s portrait in Tokyo 1945. One night, the city is attacked by hazardous air raids and he gives up his wife’s portrait in exchange for saving a child.
Seeds of Sadness
In spite of a nationwide ceasefire, armed conflict still persists in Myanmar and landmines contaminate many parts of the country. Describing their effect on one family in East Bago, this film gives a dignified voice to the victims of Myanmar’s civil war and makes a powerful plea for peace.
On a cold night in New York City, an Iraq War veteran has flashbacks of the war and contemplates suicide. He goes for a long walk only to find himself in an Iraqi owned chess shop where he ends up finding the peace of mind that keeps him alive.
Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, intuits for a very good reason that the Soviets will take brutal revenge. The short film “Someone” shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story.
Send Us Smokes
When 7-year-old Adelaide finds that the care package of cigarettes she prepared for her father won't be delivered to him as he serves on the front lines of World War 1, she decides to embark on a fantastical adventure to take it to him herself.