Kore Kara: From Now On

“Kore kara” is a Japanese phrase used to discuss future plans. Kids from a post-tsunami town look beyond the 2011 disaster that changed their lives.

Creative team

Director: Ivy Yukiko Ishihara Oldford
Producer: Kevin Mcgue

Filmmaker’s statement

Many children were among the over 15,000 people who were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Others lost their homes and loved ones. The purpose of this film is to encourage these kids, give them a chance to share their hopes and dreams, and what they envision for the future of Japan.

About Ivy Yukiko Ishihara Oldford

Ivy Yukiko Ishihara Oldford

Born to a Japanese mother and a Canadian father, Ivy Yukiko Ishihara Oldford grew up in Toronto.

After earning a degree in film studies she worked for several arts organizations.

Fluent in English, French and Japanese, Ivy served as a translator and copy editor in Tokyo before relocating to Montreal to study at L’INIS.

During her training, she directed Fair Game which has screened in various festivals and was awarded the best fiction prize at the 2015 Student Film Festival of Quebec.

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