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February 9 from 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)


A documentary shot from 1993 and over 22 years chronicled a large family who make their living as udon noodle makers on the Goto Archipelago in Nagasaki Prefecture. Inuzuka Torao, known as “Tora of Goto” runs an udon noodle making business on the Goto Archipelago. Everyday, his seven children wake up at 5am, help with the business for an hour, then head for school. Over the 22 years the documentary follows them, the children all grow up.


Year 2016
Runtime 114 min
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Genre Documentary
Director OURA Masaru
Cast INUZUKA Torao
Awards 2016 Shanghai TV Festival, Feature Documentary Magnolia Prize(grand prix)