The Earth Is Humming

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The Real Thing
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Tue, May 1, 2018 5:45 PM
There's a St. Peter's Basilica in Côte d'Ivoire and an Eiffel Tower in China—but do these large-scale replicas, erected far from home and lined with tourist dollars, herald a world of closed borders or rosy cultural exchange?
The Real Thing
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Thu, May 3, 2018 4:00 PM
There's a St. Peter's Basilica in Côte d'Ivoire and an Eiffel Tower in China—but do these large-scale replicas, erected far from home and lined with tourist dollars, herald a world of closed borders or rosy cultural exchange?
The Real Thing
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Sun, May 6, 2018 1:15 PM
There's a St. Peter's Basilica in Côte d'Ivoire and an Eiffel Tower in China—but do these large-scale replicas, erected far from home and lined with tourist dollars, herald a world of closed borders or rosy cultural exchange?
Film Info
Runtime:14
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Language:Japanese
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Garrett Bradley
Producer(s):Lauren Domino
Executive Producer(s):Laura Poitras
Charlotte Cook
AJ Schnack
Editor(s):Garrett Bradley
Cinematography:Zac Manuel

Description

In Japan, earthquake preparedness is a way of life and a thriving industry. Citizens are trained from the cradle to anticipate quakes. Earthquakes aren't seen as a disaster—but a lack of readiness is. The Earth Is Humming takes the form of a modern educational film to present a culture of anxiety that begins with absurdity and ends in certainty. Angie Driscoll