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More than sheer grit

Director tells how 3/11 disaster influenced film ‘Survival Family’

Many of us have experienced temporary blackouts, especially in the wake of natural disasters, but can you imagine a world where the electricity cuts out and doesn’t come back on?

That’s the nightmare scenario Shinobu Yaguchi explores in his latest film, “Survival Family,” which received a timely release six years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed.

The story centers around four members of the Suzuki family living in Tokyo: a man, played by Fumiyo Kohinata, his wife (Eri Fukatsu) and their son and daughter.

They wake up one morning to find that electric appliances, trains and even cars have all stopped operating. After a week of a life without electricity and with…


More than sheer grit

resilience profiler

The word resilience is being thrown around with abandon in many organisations today, so it’s overdue for a recalibration of what it means. What exactly do we mean by resilience and is it being used correctly? HRD asked Shelley Winter, director and global head of coaching at YSC, for her thoughts.

“Unfortunately, the word is often misused based on outdated so-called role models of resilience…


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