Inori. 2012. Japan. Directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Produced by Naomi Kawase. In Japanese; English subtitles. 72 min.
Made as part of the Nara Festival’s NARAtive initiative. “This is a documentary that tells the story of Kannogawa, a small mountain community in Japan, where the laws of nature have changed what used to be a lively town. While the younger generations have left for bigger cities, the few remaining inhabitants perform their everyday activities on their history and the cycles of life” (Nara International Film Festival). The people and their surrounding environment are shot and edited in beautiful detail by the director of Alamar (2009).