Sunshine Ahead | てぃだかんかん~海とサンゴと小さな奇跡~
Environmental Film Festival

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. For more information and the complete festival schedule, visit the EFF website.

Based on the true story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo, founder of the coral farm “Sea Seed” in Okinawa

Kenji Kinjo (Takashi Okamura) grew up with a strong love for the coral around his hometown in Okinawa. After many years spent away, he returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Yuri (Yasuko Matsuyuki), and begins a very successful restaurant business. They have two children and everything seems to being going smoothly for Kenji and Yuri.

One day, however, Kenji goes on a dive and discovers the beautiful coral of his youth suffering and withering away as a result of development and climate change. He realizes that he may not be able to show his own children the colorful and vibrant coral reefs he remembers. Kenji decides to give up his business and devote himself completely to growing coral and transplanting them in an attempt to revive the reefs. He ends up facing difficulties from all sides, but with the support of his family, he tries to overcome them all with his smile and passion to save the coral and change people's view of the ocean.

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