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Director Scott to film 'Japan in a Day'

Published By United Press International
TOKYO, March 4 (UPI) -- Director Ridley Scott says the "Japan in a Day" project, to record life one year after the earthquake and tsunami, aims to help affected areas recover.

The project is a collaboration between the Scott Free production Scott runs with his brother Tony and Fuji TV, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday.

Japan's Fuji TV will distribute 200 cameras to people in the disaster-affected areas to record their lives March 11, the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

"What will be wonderful about Japan in a Day will be the window into the life of Japanese people today," Scott said, "having coped with enormous natural tragedy, economic unease and the task of rebuilding their spirit, we will no doubt have some very powerful stories emerging."

"As a filmmaker I'm obsessed with truth. There has to be truth in storytelling otherwise movies simply don't work," Scott said.

The videos will be uploaded to a dedicated Web site, www.youtube.com/JapanInADay, then the best videos will be combined with Fuji TV footage and edited into a film to be released theatrically in Japan this fall and then internationally.

"I hope that 'Japan in a Day' offers people the incentive to put a voice to their thoughts and supports their determination to move on from their experiences in a positive way," Scott said.
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