We’re pleased to announce that Pray For Japan is an Official Selection of the 4th Viewster Online Film Festival! You can watch our movie now from anywhere in the world, and we’d appreciate you voting us up and sharing the link with your friends and family!
dwarf studio, the animation studio that brought us the internationally beloved character Domo-kun, created a short this year to bring attention to the continued difficulties faced by children in Fukushima Prefecture, and the promise of music as therapy.
The short promotes Zapuni, an art collective, and El Sistema Japan, a non-governmental organization that is bringing Venezuelan-style youth orchestras to areas of Japan still affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. And no area is more affected than Fukushima Prefecture, with its no-go zones and fear about the long-term effects of exposure to radiation from the damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant.
It’s a beautiful and touching short, made with the painstaking process of dimensional animation.