Magazine article Screen International

Ken Watanabe Stars in Documentary on Japan Recovery

Magazine article Screen International

Ken Watanabe Stars in Documentary on Japan Recovery

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Actor Ken Watanabe will appear in a documentary chronicling recovery efforts in the wake of Japan's March 11 catastrophe.

Watanabe will explore various aspects of the post-disaster landscape in northeastern Japan, introducing the revival of local industries and opinions on how the region should be rebuilt.

Co-produced by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Japanese public broadcaster NHK and Singapore's Bang Productions, the feature-length documentary will have its premiere at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland (Jan 25-29), where Watanabe will also speak on the issue.

The film, whose title is yet to be announced, will premiere in Japan and internationally in March on the first anniversary of the disaster.

Aside from his Hollywood and Japanese film roles, Watanabe is becoming increasingly involved in documentaries. …

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