The Antidote to Oliver Stone: “Fukushima Disaster:
The Hidden Side of the Story”
New Film by Philippe Carillo
This Week’s Featured Interview:
Filmmaker Philippe Carillo busts the myths of nuclear reactor safety in a 52 minute film that is clear, easily understood, and devastatingly powerful. Philippe is a French citizen currently living in the Vanuatu archipelago. While living in Paris, he worked on several major documentary projects for the BBC, 20th Century Fox, and French National TV. He moved to Hollywood in 2003 and in 2013 made his first feature documentary, Inside the Garbage of the World. The film won 3 awards, was distributed worldwide, and inspired a wave of change regarding plastic pollution.
Philippe moved to Vanuatu in 2017 and has since made more than100 short films in that country. In 2022, he decided to finish his feature documentary about Fukushima which was started in 2016. That film, FUKUSHIMA Disaster – The Hidden Side of the Story, was the topic of our conversation.
I spoke with Philippe Carillo on Friday, April 14, 2023.
Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter
Is nuclear reprocessing really just recycling as the industry would have you believe? Absolutely not! (Just ask the goats…)
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
It takes a lot to beat out Oliver (tui! tui! tui!) Stone this week, but when a NYTimes Op-Ed pushes sympathy for poor widdle misunderstood radioactive nuclear waste… how could I resist?