All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars

Jennifer Rainsford
Sweden | 2022 | 77 min
World premiere
Languages : English, Japanese
Subtitles : English, French

On March 11, 2011, a tsunami devastated the coasts of Japan, claiming thousands of lives. Today, the scars of this tragedy remain visible. Yet in spite of this, people, plants and animals alike continue to exist. Through striking images shot on land and in the sea, Jennifer Rainsford’s film celebrates human resilience and the endless beauty of our planet.

Eleven years have passed since a tsunami ravaged the coasts of Japan, caused by a deadly earthquake followed by a nuclear disaster, leaving thousands dead or with nowhere to go. The long-lasting destruction is still an open wound for the inhabitants of the region. Yet in spite of everything, nature found its way and created new, unexpected landscapes. Divers exploring the waters in search of their lost ones, floating ghost nets traveling the ocean, photo album archivists, mysterious organisms at the bottom of the sea and superheroes are all part of this meditative fresco, where the invisible bonds that keep us together resurface through the sensitive gaze of Jennifer Rainsford.


Rebecca De Pas

All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars, 2022

Screenings and tickets

Thursday 14 April 2022 18:00
In the presence of the director

Friday 15 April 2022 10:00


Themed walks

Filmmakers or researchers from UNIL will take you on a walk through the streets of Nyon to delve into and deepen your appreciation of this film’s subject. Balade avec Julia Steinberger, chercheuse en économie écologique

Jennifer Rainsford
Karolina PajakIga MiklerWojtek Sulezycki
Ted Krotkiewski
Camille CotteAmalie Westerlin Tjellesen
Teho Teardo
Michael KrotkiewskiMomento FIlmDavid HerdiesMirjam Gelhorn
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