Film Screening, ‘The World after Fukushima’ (52 mins); followed by a Q&A with the director and scriptwriter

Film Screening, ‘The World after Fukushima’ (52 mins); followed by a Q&A with the director and scriptwriter

The University of Edinburgh
Fri 15 Sep 2017
17:45 - 19:30 (1h45m)


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This event is free but ticketed
_ Age Group: U
_ Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
Screening of documentary film “The World after Fukushima” (Kami Productions, Arte France; 52 mins, 2013), followed by a Q&A session with director Kenichi Watanabe and scriptwriter Michaël Ferrier.

This documentary gives a voice to the victims of the nuclear accident, and provides a compelling reflection on the future of our civilisation.

FILM DESCRIPTION (by Arte France)

What are people’s lives like 2 years after a nuclear catastrophe? A sad and sorry return to the region of Fukushima, somewhere between resistance and despair.

The derisory dosimeters, located at crossroads and hanging around children’s necks, are a constant reminder of the invisible monster and of the deadly particles people attempt to retain by placing bottles of water on windowsills. 2 years on, in the region of Fukushima, people’s lives – or at least their “existences” – carry on, as they integrate radioactive pollution into their daily lives. Beyond the earthquake and the tsunami, the nuclear catastrophe has revealed the shortcomings of a system and its criminal arrogance. And everyone remembers with dread the series of errors and procrastinations that sealed their fate, as politicians preferred to “downplay the situation instead of reducing risks”.

N.B. The screening room (Red Lecture Theatre) is not wheelchair accessible.