Documentary movie about the secret of longevity in Okinawa previewed in Paris

Documentary movie about the secret of longevity in Okinawa previewed in Paris

On January 23, at a theater in Paris, Seisuke Adaniya (from left), one of the cast members, producer Constantin Brienst, and director Florent Cassiani-Ingoni

February 18, 2013 Yoko Oshiro, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 23, a television documentary movie entitled La Force de l’Age, Power of Age, about the secret to longevity in Okinawa was previewed at a theater in Paris for people involved in the television industry.
Eighth-dan Shorin-ryu karate master Seisuke Adaniya, who runs a dojo in France, participated as the local coordinator.

The audience applauded when producer Constantin Brienst commented that it was thanks to Adaniya that Governor of Okinawa Hirokazu Nakaima and other unique local characters agreed to appear in the movie.

With its distinctly French style, the documentary movie expressed Okinawa’s natural beauty and humorous side of its people, making it more than just reportage. It was created in a way that will make French people think of visiting Okinawa.

The movie took two years to complete, and director Florent Cassiani-Ingoni commented, “The shooting did not work out quite as we intended, and there were aspects of it that were really tough, but I think that the movie came together well thanks to everyone’s cooperation. We will be very happy if many people watch it.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato and Mark Ealey)

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