Little Voices from Fukushima, a Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 12:30-2:30 PM
Venue: xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of many trees), 1st floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 NW Marine Dr)

Join us for this film screening and discussion by filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka from Japan on her film, 小さき声のカノン– 選択する人々(“Little Voices from Fukushima”). SPPGA Professor Ramana will provide remarks on nuclear disasters and explore the contemporary nuclear power conversation.

A light lunch will be provided with RSVP.

About the Film: This new release from Hitomi Kamanaka, the director of “Rokkasho Rhapsody” and “Ashes to Honey,” travels between Fukushima and post-Chernobyl disaster (1986) Belarus. Across national borders, mothers have chosen to stand tall and make their own path in the hope of a better future.

Opinions are divided in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster: whether it is once again safe, or whether it remains dangerous; whether recovery efforts are progressing, or whether they are stalling. But are the voices of those affected being heard–the voices of people struggling to rebuild their lives in the afflicted areas or in places where they took refuge.

This film relays the voices of mothers who are determined to safeguard the futures of their children, voices at risk of being drowned out by the waves of vested interests.

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