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“Radioactive” is compelling viewing via Beyond Nuclear International

New film spotlights women’s experiences with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident By Karl Grossman Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island is the title of a newly-released documentary feature film directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Heidi Hutner, a … Continue reading

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PC with Documentary, “Fukushima; A Nuclear Story”: Pio d’Emilia via Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan

Fukushima: A Nuclear Story

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Documentary captures anti-nuclear protest movement’s evolution via The Japan Times

In the summer of 2012, tens of thousands of people gathered around the prime minister’s office with one message — no more nuclear power. People flooded the streets of Tokyo’s Nagatacho district, chanting and holding up signs saying “No Nukes!” … Continue reading

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How Nuclear Power Was Introduced to Japan via The Daily Motion

This 44-minute documentary was first aired on NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, on March 16, 1994. It gained new acclaim after the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor. The English subtitles are recent. The original subtitle might be translated as … Continue reading

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Oliver Stone to reveal ‘disturbing facts’ on A-bombings during Japan visit via The Asahi Shinbun

U.S. movie director Oliver Stone, who is scheduled to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa Prefecture for the first time in August, said he plans to reveal “disturbing findings” on the U.S. atomic bombings and other historical facts during his stay … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Put “Pandora’s Promise” Back in the Box via Union of Concerned Scientists

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good documentary: one that makes its case in a compelling way without resorting to crude propaganda techniques or insulting the intelligence of its audience. A good documentary treats opposing views with respect but … Continue reading

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New documentary shows plight of Fukushima nuclear plant evacuees via Japan Daily Press

Recovery from the disasters of March 2011 for most of Japan is still an ongoing process, but for the evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, recovery seems to be such an alien word. The new documentary Iitate Village, the … Continue reading

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Filmmaker focuses on lives near nuke sites via The Japan Times

A documentary that recently began screening chronicles the experiences of Japanese communities hosting nuclear facilities and the high price paid by some of them because of the March 2011 Fukushima meltdown disaster, including farmers and fishermen unable to market their … Continue reading

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Fukushima weighs heavy at Berlin film showcase via AFP

BERLIN — The Fukushima nuclear disaster has come under the spotlight at Berlin’s film festival with three films exploring its impact on Japanese society less than a year on. The 11-day festival, which prides itself on its generally edgier and … Continue reading

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“Uncanny Terrain” fund-raiser via Time Out Chicago

A pair of Chicago indie filmmakers captures farmers in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster. By Jake Malooley One steamy day last July, Junko Kajino and Ed M. Koziarski found themselves in Fukushima, Japan, hiding beneath a tarp in the … Continue reading

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