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Director Stu Levy: Pray For Japan
Axiom Magazine
“I’ve been involved with Japan now for many years, after having studied as an exchange student in grad school. I fell in love with the culture and the people – and have spent much of my life introducing a generation of people around the world to Japan’s pop culture. I love the juxtaposition of old and new, technology and tradition, aesthetic and chaotic, east and west. Japan has so many layers it never gets boring. I have always loved the world’s variety of cultures, but Japan is definitely my second home.”

Pray for Japan Documentary to Have Anime Sequence by DEEN
Anime News Network
“The animation depicts life in the devastated region prior to the earthquake, is stylized in reference to tenogui (traditional Japanese decorative cotton towel) art prints. The sequence was directed by Hiroshi Nagahama and features music by Tamio Okuda.”

This Week In Trailers: Wild Bill, Pray For Japan, Hardcore Logo II, Two Little Boys, Mister Rogers & Me
By Christopher Stipp, Slashfilm
“It enters the mode of showing and listening to those who are tasked with rebuilding their lives and this is where the trailer hooks me. Hearing stories of people who lost family members, seeing a lifetime’s worth of memories just erased by natural disaster, recognizing that these people more than anyone else have the right to be at a pity party but choose not to attend….”

Pray For Japan honors the 1-year anniversary of the Tsunami Disaster
By Hiko Mitsuzuka, Hotter in Hollywood
“Written and directed by Stu Levy, Pray For Japan focuses on four different perspectives of the tragedy that occurred on March 11, 2011. With each perspective (schools, shelters, families, and rescue volunteers) we meet the victims who faced significant obstacles and fought to overcome them in the aftermath of Japan’s worst natural disaster in history….”