All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars

Jennifer Rainsford

With the 2011 Tsunami as a backdrop, All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars is a staggering odyssey told as an essay on grief, and on how humans and nature rebuild after trauma. It moves from the shores of Japan where Sachiko, Yasu and Satoko try to find ways to accept their loss; via rarely seen places thousands of meters below the sea level where new life-forms thrive; to one of the Hawaiian islands where a group of volunteers gather to clean a beach from Japanese trash floating in from the Ocean.


Info & Credits

Jennifer Rainsford
Michael Krotkiewski
Mirjam Gelhorn
David Herdies
Director of Photography
Karolina Pajak, Iga Mikler, Wojtek Sulezycki,
Camille Cotte, Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen
Teho Teardo
Sound Designer
Ted Krotkiewski
Re-recording Mixer
Robert Hefter
Nils Fridén
Post Production
In co-production with
Film in Skåne, WHAP
In association with
Chicken and Egg Pictures, Les Films Du Balibari
With Support From
The Swedish Film Institute, Creative Europe MEDIA, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Culture Bridge, Sweden-Japan Sasakawa foundation, Filmbasen, Sweden-Japan Foundation, Helge Axson Johson foundation
75 min – HD, Color