AIZU, THE MOUNTAIN REGION OF FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE
Japan’s LAST SKI FRONTIER
Aizu, where resilience and love of home prevails.
Aizu, the mountain region of Fukushima Prefecture, has a strong samurai history and is one of Japan’s last ski frontiers, free of Western influence.
FUKUSHIMA IS JAPAN’S THIRD LARGEST PREFECTURE, AND PROVIDED THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A FILM THAT CONNECTS WITH THE LOCALS WHO LIVE, BREATHE AND LOVE FUKUSHIMA DESPITE THE 2011 TOHOKU TSUNAMI AND NUCLEAR DISASTER.
For Mattias Evanglista, former US pro-skier and cinematographer, creating a documentary style film that tells the story of the local snow community was his goal. The film is truthful and honest and provides a deep insight into the strength of human spirit to overcome adversity.
Aizu is breathtakingly beautiful. Its snow-covered mountains and picturesque lakes help shape the gentle nature of the local snow community, who flow with the changing seasons - snowboarding / skiing in winter, skateboarding and surfing in summer on the coast. The Aizu Film gives an insiders view of how the locals live their lives. We hope you enjoy discovering the snow community of Aizu, fukushima.
MATTIAS EVANGELISTA CINEMATOGRAPHY SKILLS HAVE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED A POWERFUL AND INSIGHTFUL SHORT FILM THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE AIZU SNOW COMMUNITY.
THE AIZU FILM IS TOLD THROUGH THE EYES OF SNOWBOARDERS FUTA ADACHI AND HIROKI MATSUURA, WHO GUIDE US PRO SKIERS MICAH EVANGELISTA AND SOPHIA ROUCHES, AROUND FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE.
WORLD CLASS SNOW PHOTOGRAPHER DYLAN HALLETT FROM PORTLAND, OREGON, CAPTURED THE JOUREY THROUGH HIS LENS.