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A documentary about an elderly man’s struggle and success in rebuilding his home after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami received a special mention Saturday at the 63rd Berlin international film festival.

Directed by Kaoru Ikeya, “Senzo ni Naru” (“Becoming an Ancestor”), which has the English title “Roots,” was among works mentioned by the jury, which gives awards independent from the Berlinale festival’s secretariat.

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