A Dog's Happiness Depends on Who He Gets As Master
Dogs Without Names（犬に名前をつける日） (107mins, 2015)
Directed by Akane Yamada
This film combines documentary footage on the lives of dogs collected over a four-year period with a drama about a female TV director. Direction and screenplay by Yamada Akane of All to the Sea.
A TV director Kanami Hisano (Satomi Kobayashi) is devastated by the passing of her beloved dog Natsu to illness. Then, at the suggestion of an esteemed senior movie director, she starts filming a movie with dogs as the theme, going to adoption centers and shelters caring for dogs within the 20km “red zone” of the Fukushima nucler accident. It changes her life. Encountering people thoroughly devoted to the daily struggle of saving even one more animal life, Kanami is tremendously moved. Realizing that action speaks louder than words, Kanami resolves to do something important.
*In Japanese with English subtitles