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NHK’s Japan tsunami doc set for world debut

Global audiences will be able to watch the NHK special Mega-Tsunami: How Can We Protect Life on May 14.
May 13, 2011

Global audiences will be able to watch the NHK special Mega-Tsunami: How Can We Protect Life on May 14.

The NHK World TV documentary tells the story of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan using NHK’s exclusive footage and amateur videos, including footage that was never broadcast.

The comprehensive look at the catastrophic tsunami, which includes tales of human survival, tries to provide answers to the questions of what caused the giant tsunami and how people escaped the violent waters.

NHK reports that the program recorded a 19% rating on its first run on May 7, while in the tsunami-hit region of Tohoku, the rating reached 30%.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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