New Wilderness in Japanese cinemas
December 20, 2016
Wildlife film “The New Wilderness” on the Oostvaardersplassen is popular abroad. After, eg, having been shown on TV in Germany and Belgium, the film is now in Japanese cinemas. So says producer Ton Okkerse.
In ten Japanese cities The New Wilderness recently started at the cinemas. A special event according to Okkerse. Not often European films are shown in Japanese cinemas. Certainly not wildlife films.
Japanese interest for the Oostvaardersplassen is according to Okkerse because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster five years ago. This disaster still causes much debate in the country. Thus, inter alia, ‘rewilding’, meaning returning areas to nature, is considered.
What the Japanese exactly think about De Nieuwe Wildernis is guesswork. Okkerse does get reviews and reports on visitors’ numbers, but he can not read them because of the language barrier and Japanese characters.