FUKUSHIMA SPEAKS [Subtitled]
March 9 @ 1:00 pm| Free
The Fukushima Support Committee will host the North America premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” the compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist, Toshikuni Doi.
“It is not enough for a journalist to report facts and news of what is happening, but rather it is the journalist’s duty to expose the ‘human’ underneath it all,” Doi stated. “If we fail to shed light on [universal themes] and just succeed in reporting on facts and news, to the audience, it will come across as just a matter that is happening somewhere far away, unrelated to them.”
Four years in the making, Doi has created a heart-wrenching look into the lives of Japanese residents whose lives were devastated by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Haunting images and video footage of the aftermath are reinforced by fourteen personal stories of despair, guilt, and outrage.
Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman, author and radio host of Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour, will speak on shutting down Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Libbe HaLevy, host/producer of Nuclear Hotseat and author of “Yes, I Glow in the Dark!: One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Nuclear Hotseat,” will offer closing thoughts.
Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated.