The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (1987) IMDb

Creators

Takahata Isao (writer-director).

Categorization

2 hours and 3 quarters worth of documentary. Written and directed by Takahata Isao, with several animated sequences. The Japanese DVD I saw it on claims it's another Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), which it is not.

Subject

Canals in the city of Yanagawa and dams in the surrounding area of Fukuoka on Kyūshū.

Commentary

Repetitive, and I could have done without the generic festival footage, but the central theme of sustainability through local solutions growing over hundreds of years is effectively communicated.

Japanese production animation documentary moving picture