Anime Director Makoto Shinkai: Depicting Disasters Through Storytelling

The animated film "Suzume" is turning into a huge box-office hit in Japan. In the movie, 17-year-old Suzume "locks out" sources of natural disasters across Japan before they occur. What's causing all the buzz is that places she visited are where actual disasters happened. Why has the film captivated the imaginations of so many people? We asked the director about the power of narrative.

Makoto Shinkai (Animated film director)