Docu will focus on March 11, a year after killer quake

TOKYO — Ridley and Tony Scott are teaming with Japan’s Fuji TV to make a documentary focusing on how people in Japan and worldwide spend March 11, exactly a year after the earthquake and tsunami caused reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Called “Japan in a Day,” the docu will consist of footage contributed by ordinary folk, focusing on the disaster zone in Japan’s northeast that left nearly 19,000 dead or missing. At midnight onwards for 24 hours on March 11, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s Scott Free London and Fuji TV invite people to capture the events of their day and upload it to http://www.youtube.com/JapanInADay/.

Fuji will lend 200 cameras to residents of the worst hit prefectures of Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi.

The best entries, judged by the filmmakers, will be selected to complete a docu that will premiere in cinemas internationally in the fall.

The docu is based on Ridley Scott’s similar project, “Life in a Day,” which was released in November.

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