TV Station TYS
A Bean Tree From Siberia
｜Length : 24min. ｜Year : 1992 ｜
This program is a montage lyrically composed from the diary and works of Yasuo Kazuki, a Japanese painter who passed away after completing the "Siberian Series." Shortly after graduating from an institute of the arts, Kazuki was drafted into the army, and when the war ended, he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia. Later, he took home the seeds of San Juan which he had collected amidst intense cold and hunger. One grew in the garden of the Kazuki family into a big tree. Through this program, viewers can consider problems of human life through the wartime episodes described by Kazuki and shown in his works.
｜Length : 47min. ｜Year : 1992 ｜
In 1989, a large pelican suddenly began paying daily visits to a kindergarten in the city of Ube. The friendly big bird, named "Katta," was hatched in an incubator in the zoo nearby. A bird is often convinced that the first thing it sees after birth is its parent. Katta was no exception in this respect as he was brought up surrounded by people. But while attending the kindergarten every day, the young bird fell in love with its own reflection in a mirror. The documentary portrays the loving relationship that develops between the kindergarten pupils, teachers and the famous pelican.