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YUPARO: MY BEAUTIFUL DYING CITY

 
 

Feature documentary about the city of Yubari.

Welcome to Yubari, a city in northern Japan, with the highest elderly population in the world.

The city is the first and only bankrupted city in Japan, and when the successful coal-mining and tourism disappeared, the city lost more than 90% of its population. Who still lives here when the city takes its last breaths? When the city selected a new mayor – the youngest mayor in Japan’s history, the people of Yubari saw a new hope. This film explore the love for one's home and life-lasting friendships.