• Year: 2016
  • Duration: 73 minutes
  • Country: Japan, Belgium
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitle

Film Director(s)

Gilles Laurent

Film Synopsis:

Some of the consequences of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 could have been prevented. As it transpires, the greatest tragedy for the 150,000 people who were affected was not only the radiation leak, but also the heavy-handed course of the evacuation of the damaged area. However, some baulked at the move. This nostalgic film follows the courageous settlers and hard choices of others who are supposed to return to the Zone. Young people are afraid, the elderly have no choice: in Japanese culture severing ties with one’s native soil and home is more lethal than a disease of the body. The intimate scenes leave one to contemplate in the slow passage of time how a post-apocalyptic city can be brought back to life.

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