Original Title: Nyukuria Neisyon

Production Company: Big River Films (Japan) DocumentaryJapan (Japan)

Production year: 2012

Director: Atsushi Funahashi

Script: N/A

Cinematography: Yutaka Yamazaki, Atsushi Funahashi

Editor: Atsushi Funahashi

Music Composer: Haruyuki Suzuki, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Producer: Yoshiko Hashimoto

Running Time: 96min

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese, Fukushima dialects

Main Cast: Residents of Futaba, Fukushima

 

Synopsis

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.

 

Director’s Biography 

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.

 

Filmography

2009 Deep in the Valley

2005 Big River

2002 Echoes