FLOAT TO UNKNOWN

By Tomoko KANA

HORIZON FEATURES CO., LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2012

A short self documentary reflecting the aftermath of 3.11 nuclear power plant accident.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Environmental
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 40 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomoko KANA
    • Writer(s)
    • Tomoko KANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Mari MUKAI (Horizon Features), Masatoshi MUKAIYAMA (Horizon Features)
    • Synopsis
    • In Spring 2011, Japan's happiest season became nightmare when the massive earthquake struck the coastline of Eastern Japan on March 11. It caused meltdown of the nuclear plant reactors in Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) nuclear power plants.
      Fearing radiation, 1 million Japanese fled from their hometown.
      Director KANA Tomoko finds out about her first pregnancy while shooting a documentary about families in evacuation zone in Fukushima. She also discovers the unhappy coincident that her birthday is exactly the day the Fukushima power plant generated.
      Fearing for her unborn child’s health and safety, she fled from her hometown, Tokyo, finding herself becoming a ”nuclear accident refugee”. Her story inspired Japan's prolific film director SONO Sion's "The Land of Hope" (2012).
    • Partners & financing
    • Japan Arts Council 26,000 USD
    • Production schedule
    • Delivery: April 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2011
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