With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, March 13, 2016

NY premiere of NUCLEAR NATION II at Japan Society this Thursday

Japan Society
Nuclear Nation II © 2015 Documentary Japan, Big River Films.
Nuclear Nation II
Directed by Atsushi Funahashi
Japan, 2014, 90 minutes
Blu-ray, color
Japanese with English subtitles
New York Premiere

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC

This follow-up to director Atsushi Funahashi’s critically-acclaimed 2012 documentary, Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story, continues his investigation into the aftermath of the 3/11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown by following a community of displaced people from Futaba who continue to live in temporary housing. The vocalized frustration of these refugees caused by lack of compensation and bureaucratic inefficiency reveals the high cost of nuclear energy and reminds us with a sense of urgency that this crisis remains unresolved.

In recognition of the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake,  director Funahashi will present his powerful documentary and discuss the ongoing recovery situation through a post-screening Q&A.

Followed by a reception.

The official trailer for Nuclear Nation II can be watched here.

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