“THE VICE PRESIDENT OF TEPCO VISITED US, HE APOLOGISED TO US
GETTING DOWN ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES. EVERYONE SHOUTED
WITH FURY SAYING, ‘WE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR PERFORMANCES.’
‘NO NEED.’ ‘GIVE US BACK OUR LIFE BEFORE.’”
what it is like to live with radiation?
what it is like to fear for your children’s future?
what it is like to never be able to go home again?
Five years after one of the most catastrophic natural and nuclear disasters in history, we return to Fukushima to push past the headlines and tell the untold story of the forgotten victims of the disaster, the survivors who are still waiting to return home.
Nearly 100,000 people still live in temporary housing the size of a western bathroom, radiation levels are as high as 3 millisieverts, risk of cancer in infants has increased dramatically, and the only hope for improvement lies within the hands of the government and powerplant owners TEPCO.
This documentary ventures into the off-limits exclusion zone to hear exclusive first-hand accounts from survivors and learn how these displaced people – for whom the memory of the disaster has not faded – live now.
All of the interviews were shot in a style referencing Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu‘s films. We shot on a high hat, low to the ground, capturing full-body shots of all interview subjects, fully immersing the viewer in the subjects’ environment and creating consciousness around their entire being.