Especial gran terremoto del este de Japón “ÚLTIMAS SONRISAS”49 minutos（最期の微笑）de la televisión japonesa NHK
Last Smiles, Gentle Partings is a documentary about an undertaker in the area stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In one of the most hard-hit zones, Ruiko Sasahara volunteered to restore more than 300 bodies that were swept up and mutilated by the gigantic tsunami. She has reconstructed, repaired, and made up the faces of the deceased. Thanks to her work, families could once again see the faces of their loved ones smiling peacefully. Each family’s reaction was different, but many were affected beyond words. Sasahara painted watercolor portraits of each loved one as a final remembrance.