Community was ‘stronger than a tsunami’

  • Courtesy photo Hilo residents featured in “Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami” attended a special screening last month at the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

On March 11, the Pacific Tsunami Museum hosted a special screening of the new documentary, “Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami,” for the 14 Hilo residents and their families who tell their stories about growing up in the Japanese family-business district that was leveled by the April 1, 1946, tsunami.