A documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.
Born in 1963 in Japan. Funahashi studied cinema at Tokyo University, and film directing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is the director of several documentaries and feature films. His work has received numerous awards at film festivals worldwide.
2009 Deep in the Valley
2005 Big River