2013 / Additional Screenings / Film about children in Fukushima after nuclear meltdown, Oct 21

Due to the Oct. 21, 7 – 10 pm screening is already full, two additional screenings are set on the same day:

Monday, October 21

11 am – 12 pm

Only a few seats available

Chapman University, Beckman Hall, room 211

4 – 6 pm

RSVP required

University of California, Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building, room 135

7 – 10 pm Full

University  of California, Irvine, Social Science Plaza (SSPA), room 1100

For RSVP, email FforSECA@gmail.com , call or text (714) 642-6701. Seating is limited


“Families for Safe Energy” is organizing an educational screening of “A2-B-C,” a very personal view of the challenges faced by families left behind in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, at University of California, Irvine, Social Science Plaza A (SSPA) 1100 on Monday, Oct. 21, from 7-10pm. 

The screening will be followed by discussion with award-winning director Ian Thomas Ash. 

For RSVP, email FforSECA@gmail.com , call or text (714) 642-6701. Seating is limited


A2-B-C” tells the story of children living in Fukushima following the nuclear meltdown. It focuses on the increasing number of children found with thyroid cysts and their parents’ distrust of government testing amid claims of intentionally false results and other irregularities.

A copy of A2-B-C” was submitted as evidence in the appeal of a suit brought against the local government in the Fukushima city of Koriyama. In the case, fourteen school children are demanding the right to live free from radiation.

A2-B-C” is the second film about the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima by this award-winning documentary filmmaker. Ash’s first feature documentary about the disaster, “In the Grey Zone” received the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Ash was also awarded the Filmmaker of the Future prize.

His latest documentary was also invited for screening at the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, USA (September 17-22) and to the Guam International Film Festival (September 24-29).

Ash is originally from America and has lived in Japan since 2000. He holds an MA in Film and Television Production from the University of Bristol (UK). Ash’s first feature documentary “The Ballad of Vicki and Jake,” won the Prix du Canton Vaud (best first film) at the 2006 Visions du Reel International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.