2014 / Film screenings of Fukushima nuclear accident documentary in Long Beach, March 30

Women of Fukushima

From Conscious Cinema

Conscious Cinema will feature two documentaries on Fukushima nuclear accident on Sunday, March 30 at 6 pm at Hellada Art Center, 117 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 435-5232. Parking Info:  www.hellada.us

Donation: $5

WOMEN OF FUKUSHIMA, A film by Paul Johannessen

‘WOMEN OF FUKUSHIMA’ is a documentary about six Japanese women who offer brutally honest views on the state of the clean-up, the cover-ups and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

Largely ignored by their own media, brushing aside their cultural shyness, these brave women protest the deafening silence of the Japanese government over the worst nuclear accident of this century sharing their views on the state of the cleanup, the cover-ups, the untruths and the stagnant political climate in today’s Japan. (27 min)

ALONE IN THE ZONE, A film by Ivan Kovic

‘ALONE IN THE ZONE’ is a thought-provoking documentary about one farmer, Naoto Matsumura, who chose to stay in the ghost town of Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan, in spite of the radiation, and in spite of the painful loneliness.

Matsumura walks us through what’s left of his village with the lens of nostalgia at the remains of his animals and recalls having to watch them starve to death because there was no way to save them all. (18 min)

Guest Speaker: Beverly Findlay-Kaneko will share slides from a recent trip into the evacuation zone town of Tomioka to visit the home fo Setsuko Kida, one of the “Women of Fukushima.” She will also be providing up-to-date information on the topics such as repatriation and decontamination.

Beverly Findlay-Kaneko is the founder of Families for Safe Energy, an independent educational organization that works to raise awareness about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster .

The movie starts promptly at 6 pm, so please arrive early for refreshments and to secure a seat.