Oregon PSR remembers the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant in Japan on March 11th, 2011. To mark the ten year anniversary of this tragic event, we are hosting a film screening and panel discussion to explore the lasting impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the problems inherent in the nuclear power industry.
We will be screening the film Little Voices From Fukushima by filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka, followed by a panel discussion. The film begins streaming on March 1st and is available until March 11th. On Thursday, March 11th beginning at 5:00 PM (PST), we invite you to participate in a panel discussion about the film with Hitomi Kamanaka and others. The film, as well as the panel discussion, will be translated into both English and Japanese.
To cover the cost of screening this documentary film, we are offering tickets at $8.00 per individual viewer, and you can purchase tickets through our online donation system below. Please note, purchasing a ticket will direct you to Oregon PSR’s donation page, but your “donation” will indeed be a ticket purchase. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you to screen the film at no cost. After you have purchased your ticket(s), we will follow up with you with a link and password to view the film, as well as a link to our online panel discussion on March 11th at 5:00 PM.
The filmmaker, Hitomi Kamanaka, along with panel members Norma Field, Ruiko Muto, and Leona Morgan, will discuss the film and the disastrous impacts on communities from the ongoing dispersal of radioactive contamination released from the explosions at the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Nuclear technologies, from uranium mining at the beginning of the nuclear cycle to the precarious and dangerous burial of nuclear wastes, will also be discussed.
Hitomi Kamanaka is an award-winning documentarian who has produced films exploring the impacts of nuclear technologies for over two decades. Norma Field is the editor and co-translator of Fukushima Radiation: Will You Still Say No Crime Has Been Committed? Ruiko Muto led the Complainants for Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster that ultimately resulted in a prosecution review commission determining that three former TEPCO executives were appropriate subjects of indictment. Leona Morgan is an Indigenous community organizer and activist who has been fighting nuclear colonialism since 2007, including working to stop new uranium mining, transport of radioactive materials, and nuclear waste dumping in New Mexico. We hope to encourage our Japanese and American viewers to learn more about what’s happening in Fukushima and its connection to the nuclear-affected sites where they live.
This film screening and panel discussion are part of the Cascadia Arts Film Festival, organized by Oregon PSR Advisory Board Member Yukiyo Kawano and CORE (Consequences of Radiation Exposure) member Laura Feldman.
Learn more about our event speakers and organizers and view additional resources.
We understand that, being a virtual event, this film screening may be inaccessible for some without computers or an internet connection. The Multnomah County Library has both WiFi hot spots and laptops available to borrow, and you can fill out an application online or call them at 503-988-5123 to learn more.
Special thanks to CORE (Consequences of Radiation Exposure) for helping to produce this segment of the Cascadia Arts Film Festival. The Cascadia Arts Film Festival is made possible by the Precipice Fund and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
*Please note that by purchasing tickets below, you will be directed to Oregon PSR’s donation page, and that your “donation” will indeed be a ticket purchase.
WHEN March 11, 2021 at 5pm – 6:15pm WHERE online