A catastrophic earthquake and resulting tsunami rendered nearly 20,000 either dead or missing in northern Japan. It is the largest natural disaster to hit the country in post-war history.
6 months have passed. World-renowned pianist Bob James came to Iwate to participate in the 3rd Iwate Jazz Festival. Right after the disaster, he participated in the charity project, “Jazz for Japan” in the US.
In Iwate, he played with the local big band that featured the members of “SandPipers Orchesra” from Ofunato City where the Tsunami hit severely. In hope to raise the spirit of the Iwate people, Bob composed a new song “Put your hearts together”. At the festival finale, the local big band, Bob James, Naoko Terai and Keiko Matsui all played the song.
This is the documentary which depicts true heart-to-heart exchange between people who are struggling to lead normal lives, and a pianist who supports them.
“After the earthquake, there was nothing good in my life until today. After playing with Bob and everyone, I felt hope and I feel I can move forward. Thank you.”
(By a member of “SandPipers” )