A series of Japanese films on natural disasters will be presented in a film festival at Hanoi’s National Cinema Centre from September 13-15.

The Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam is holding the event to celebrate the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Year and to remind people of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Tohoku, Japan.

The aim of the festival is to advise audiences how to handle similar disasters happening elsewhere. All the screenings relate to natural disaster in Japan, according to cinema centre official Huyen Trang.

The film festival opens with a documentary, The Radio of Hope (2012). It depicts the struggle of town residents caught up in the Japanese disaster. They ran an emergency radio station to try and cheer up victims. The documentary has been a long-running hit in Japan since its first screening last year.

Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi.-VNA