LITTLE VOICES FROM FUKUSHIMA

CHISAKI KOE NO CANON

By Hitomi KAMANAKA

ARTICLE FILMS - as SALES All rights, Other

Environmental - Completed 2015

dedicated to Japanese mothers and children living in the post-meltdown world of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. In the course of telling their stories, Director Hitomi Kamanaka takes us to Belarus, where we learn from mothers who experienced the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 28 years ago

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Nippon Connection 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Children's, Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, BELARUS
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE, BELARUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hitomi KAMANAKA
    • Synopsis
    • On March 11, 2011, massive earthquakes hit the Tohoku area in northeastern Japan and caused the catastrophic meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. However, large numbers of families including children are still living in contaminated areas. The reasons they have not left are various: lack of the financial resources necessary to relocate, for example. Or, they may be the victims of government failure to provide appropriate instruction about the need for evacuation.

      Director Hitomi Kamanaka realized that the people living in Belarus, still suffering the aftereffects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, had valuable lessons to offer. We stand at a turning point: we live in a time when all people face the problem of radiation exposure, and we who are adults have a special responsibility. To learn from the experiences of the people of Belarus can provide important knowledge for survival and for finding hope for the future.
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