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A blog to remember Gilles Laurent, who died in Brussels Attack in the middle of making his film about Fukushima / this blog is organized by his wife Reiko Udo

毎日新聞の記事 An article in Mainichi Newspaper 2016/08/27

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先日の毎日新聞の記事

「ベルギーテロ犠牲者:夫が残した「福島」上映

 

http://mainichi.jp/articles/20160827/k00/00e/040/246000c

 

私の父が翻訳をしてくれました。↓

English translation here below.

 

The Evening Edition of the Mainichi Shimbun (Newspaper) dated August the 27th, 2016
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The Reiko Udo-san’s husband’s posthumous work “Fukushima” is to be screened.
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He fell a victim by terrorist bombing while he had returned to Belgium.
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Many associates have collaborated for the benefit of his wife who is from Kitakyushu City, Japan.
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The late Mr. Gilles Laurent’s posthumous work “the Solid Earth that is Left” has been completed by means of the associates’ hands. (His age at death: 46) He was a sound-engineer, who had been working for making a documentary film of the stage of Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear power plant’s disaster, and returned to his mother country Belgium in order to finish the film editing. Then, on March this year, he accidentally sacrificed by terrorist bombing. In July, his film was made public at the Film Festival of Marseille International Documentary Films in France. After that, his film was screened in Belgium, and also will be screened in Tokyo where his wife Reiko Udo-san lives now, and moreover, in Kitakyushu City which is the city where she is from. 【Yoko Hasegawa】
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Gilles-san became a victim when the bombing terrorism took place at the Maelbeek Station of the subway in Brussels on March the 22nd, and on the same day, at the Brussels International Airport. Udo-san says, at that time, he was on his way to the Editing Studio.
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He had been actively involved as a freelancer of sound engineer in charge of sound effects for the films, all over the European countries. In 2009, he came to Japan to do the sights and met Udo-san who is a senior editor of a publishing company, and married her. They were blessed with two daughters, and from 2013, they began to live in Tokyo. Gilles-san met with the news about the accident of No.1 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Power Company, and began to turn his eyes to the problems of the people who were compelled to move away from their places where they have lived for a long time.
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“He was a person who loved ‘nature’. “Man is a part of the nature.” “Human beings are living in the land, and have long since lower their roots.” “But then, if the roots were cut off, what did they do? ” “He was thinking to himself like this.” Says Reiko-san. At first, he intended to make up a report through the ‘sound’. But he was recommended to film the scenes while he went to the actual places a lot. Then his screenplay was adopted by the Belgian filmmaker. After that, he began to film the scenes together with his French and Japanese staff. 
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The motion picture makes steady progress on axes of the parents and children left in Tomiokamachi where the whole people of the town were compelled to take shelter from, and the husbands and wives who return home temporarily from makeshift housing to limited dwelling areas (at that time) in Minamisoma City. The film describes such as people’s misfortune, and strong tie with their land through their philosophical living. That is, it is describing a scene in which a man continue to turn soil over at an empty town, etc. Udo-san expresses her thoughts. “The nature is always beautiful…, even though nobody is in the land. The gap between the scene in which ordinariness continues and the opposite actuality…Gilles’s calm protest is in it.” 
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Gilles-san had been back in Belgium for the film’s editing after its end of shooting the scenes in Japan in December last year. At that time, the film had been almost finished. Since then, the producers have completed the film of one hour and twelve minutes by succeeding to his volition. In June this year, his film was put on the screen only within his families and familiar people, and it was formally invited and was put his work on show to the Marseille Film Festival. On December the 14th, the film is also to be shown at the Belgian Embassy in Tokyo Metropolis. What is more, on January the 6th, next year, Udo-san’s former classmates in her high school days are to play the very film at the Well-Tobata which is the institution of Kitakyushu City, Japan.
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“If Gilles had not taken it into his head to film ‘Fukushima’, he never had been back temporarily to Belgium.” Udo-san bore a grudge against the act of terrorism at that time. And now, she happens to think Gilles-san may come back to her possibly, without notice, because he often went abroad on business, that is, on location. “Anyhow, I’m happy and pleased to see the ‘form’ of what he lived a real life. I hope a lot of people will view the film that is the first and the last director’s work.” says Reiko-san.
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・The upper side photo: Gilles-san who became a victim of the terrorism (right) and her wife: Udo-san. 〔Offered by Udo-san〕 
・The bottom photo: One scene in the documentary film.〔Offered by Udo-san〕
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