Friday, February 10, 2012

Berlin Film Festival Featured 3 Films About Fukushima



"Harrowing visions of Fukushima's plight to be shown in Berlin" February 09, 2012
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201202090039

The impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will feature in the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival opening Feb. 9 with premieres of three documentaries by Japanese filmmakers.

"Nuclear Nation," a documentary directed by New York-based Atsushi Funahashi and produced by Documentary Japan, follows residents of the town of Futaba, 3 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, over a 9-month period..."

Official website for Nuclear Nation is here: http://nuclearnation.jp/en/

No Man's Zonefilmed Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear accident examines landscape and peole living around post-3-11 Fukushima.

"'Friends after 3.11' explores Japan’s present and future through the director’s friendships and conversations with people he met after the 3.11 disaster, including Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at Kyoto University's Research Reactor Institute who opposes the use of nuclear power...."

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