Ichiro and the Wave

Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again.

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Director: Isaac Kerlow
Director Biography

Isaac Kerlow (Director, Ichiro and the Wave) is an independent filmmaker, artist and writer who has lived in Asia for over 10 years. Some of his recent projects are inspired by natural or manā€made disasters, including CHANGE (2016) about anthropogenic change, SHADOWS (2014) a magic realism tale about the struggle to preserve the rain forests, and Sudden Nature (2011) a film that portrays the relation between humans and Earth as a young romance.

Director Statement

Ichiro and the Wave presents a unique and inspirational experience by a tsunami survivor. Not too many people have survived being so close to a tsunami. His outlook remains remarkably positive in spite of having lost dozens of his extended family members. His matter of fact descriptions make it easy to understand a step-by-step disaster scenario that few people are familiar with.

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