Our film is about 3 countries, 2 continents, separated by the great vastness of the Pacific Ocean coming together to share in the memories, mourn the loses and find great joy in the reuniting of something once thought to be lost forever but has now been found.
Lost and Found is the story after the disaster and one of resilience and reunion. The documentary tells the stories of items that have traveled across the Pacific Ocean and landed on the shores of North America from the 2011 Tsunami and have since been traced back to their original owners in Japan.
With our contributors (including beachcombers, outdoor enthusiasts, oceanographers, and just regular people who happened to find and trace back one small item from the Tsunami) we will travel together to Japan to reunite a small part of someone's past. Through this physical journey we will learn the stories of the people who discovered the items as well as the stories of those who lost them. Which are truly riveting on both sides.
Lost and Found will weave together perspectives from people on both coasts and will define the shear impact of the tsunami and other disasters to our environment but also to our community’s psyche.