The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

| July 12, 2012

Dear Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple,

I hope this message finds you well. Now that Summer is here, we’ve got a special broadcast event to put on your radar. HBO will soon be kicking off their Documentary Summer Series. We are proud to share that the Oscar(r)-nominated film (Best Documentary Short Subject), The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom, will be be part of the series; it will have its broadcast debut on Monday July 16 (10:00-10:40 PM ET/PT).

Other HBO playdates: July 18 (12:15 p.m.), July 24 (4:15 p.m.), July 28 (6:00 a.m., 3:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: July 18 (9:00 p.m.)

The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom is a stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.

Director Lucy Walker takes us to Japan, directly to the areas hardest hit by the March 11 earthquake & tsunami. The film introduces us to survivors who speak of the tragedy and discuss how they find courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

As the nation continues to rebuild, and communities continue to support their efforts, we hope you’ll be able to share this film with your network. The story of Fukushima, and the survivors of the tsunami continues.


Don’t miss this important film. We invite you to share this film with your family & friends; you’re encouraged to share this message to your entire network.

Thanks in advance! Your consideration is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely yours,
Eseel Borlasa & Paul Chiu

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