Article Photos: Japanese disaster films highlight victims' stories 3/7

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 photo, Japanese film director Yojyu Matsubayashi speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Matsubayashi took a more standard documentary approach for his “Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape,” interviewing people who were displaced in the Fukushima town of Minami Soma. He followed them into temporary shelters in cluttered gymnasiums and accompanied their harried visits to abandoned homes with the gentle patience of a video-journalist. The March 2011 catastrophe in Japan has set off a flurry of independent films telling the stories of regular people who became overnight victims, stories the creators feel are being ignored by mainstream media and often silenced by the authorities. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)