Directed by Atsushi Funahashi, 2012 (96 minutes, BluRay)
Nuclear Nation is a documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.
Following Fukushima: Three Works Documenting Disaster and Its Aftermath
The world was stunned by images of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011. But news cameras rarely ventured into the forbidden zones or relayed the lives of the countless people affected by the disasters. This series of three acclaimed documentaries present disaster from a different angle, questioning the images we have of life following Fukushima.
Nuclear Nation (2012) followed by special panel discussion