Filmmakers document Fukushima six years after nuclear disaster via

DOCUMENTARY makers entered the no-go zone to capture eerie images of the abandoned city of Fukushima, six years after its nuclear plant melted down.

The pair, who own the filmmaking company Exploring the Unbeaten Path, travelled to Fukushima to document the aftermath of the disaster in a series of short movies.
The duo travel inside the no-go zone and their footage starkly illustrates the fear evacuees must have felt as they literally dropped everything and ran for their lives.

Police guard the entry to the red zone but the pair work their way beyond that and document the dangerous levels of radiation that continue to have an impact on the area.

Cigarettes still sit on the shelves of supermarkets, books still sit on the shelves of stores, cars sit parked on the street surrounded by weeds and a golf range is overcome by the elements. And there is no human activity anywhere.

It is a bizarre look into an oft-imagined post-apocalyptic world.


One of the most affected areas is the seaside town of Namie, where scores of the toxic beasts descended from surrounding hills and forests to forage for food in empty streets and overgrown backyards.

But their reign will soon be over as former residents prepare to return at the end of this month, when Japan is expected to lift evacuation orders for parts of the town, which is located just four kilometres from the wrecked nuclear plant.

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