Ten years have passed since the March 11, 2011 Eastern Japan Earthquake and the accompanying explosive accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The slogan of “recovery” feels empty for many people who suffered and are still struggling with the unending impacts of the nuclear disaster. The nuclear accident has impacted many people’s lives and livelihoods in various ways. The government’s evacuation-and-return policies have caused schisms and pain. The decommissioning work at the site has created a huge amount of contaminated water and fisherfolk are deeply concerned with the government plan to release the radioactive water into the ocean. The government is nonetheless pushing for the restart of nuclear reactors nationwide. Based on interviews with victims scattered in exile, this documentary film poses critical questions about the nuclear energy policies and disaster responses.
Supervisor: HOSOKAWA Komei
Director: MATSUMOTO Hikaru
Screenplay: MATSUMOTO Hikaru / MITSUTA Kanna / HOSOKAWA Komei
English subtitles: Ayako H. Kimura / Komei Hosokawa / Lonny Carlile / Meri Joyce
A joint production of Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC) and FoE Japan
The original Japanese version is also available: