Torii – Experimental Film
Stemming from my own personal experiences surrounding the events of Japan’s March 11th earthquake, this piece seeks to explore the relationship and balance between indoctrinated faith and personal belief in times of peace and great stress.
Using “Torii” (Japanese Shinto shrine gates) as a focal point, the piece also tries to explore how they are objects that exist both in the spiritual and physical world; how they are more a gateway into a different mindset rather than physical space.
I gathered most of the footage (still shots and film) during the few weeks proceeding the quake and have spent the past few months trying to put it together in a meaningful way. I would love feedback as I plan to work on it more in the future!