A phonebooth in a field gives people a chance to connect with loved ones lost during the 2011 earthquake

The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families

  • Providing second chances to say what was left unsaid
  • An eternal message of love and loss
  • Awards winning - International Emmy [Finalist] and more

"Hello. If you're out there, please listen to me." On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind." It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Many visit the phone booth including a mother and 3 children who have lost their father. This documentary looks at the unique role that this phone is playing in helping the grieving process of many.

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