Releasing Date: 11 December 2013
Director: Atsushi Funahashi
Not even a year has passed since Fukushima or ‘3 / 11 ‘, as the chain of events from the earthquake, tsunami and atomic meltdown of 11March is known in Japan now 2011. From the German news Fukushima is now at least as good as gone, what remains is little more than the memory of devastated coastline, and a government spokesman in blue overalls . Three films in the Forum are now trying to deliver on the short-lived television pictures, a picture of the situation, as the first runs Funahashi Atsushi documentary “Nuclear Nation” on. The focus of Funahashis film is Futaba , a town in the province of Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on the Pacific coast – the city in which the reactor Fukushima Dai-ichi is. Futaba was not only almost completely destroyed in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami, but also contaminated by radioactive fallout. Today Futaba is restricted , is nobody there. 1400 inhabitants of the town were evacuated and resettled in a school where they have since lived under adverse circumstances, without knowing how long this condition will last and whether they can ever return to their hometown. “Nuclear Nation” observed the daily life of the evacuees, shows the tightness in the classrooms, the camp bed on the floor and the little things and belongings that have draped around their sleeping places around the people. Many are old and sick, many have lost loved ones. We see women clean squid and men watch TV on school corridors, their faces half covered by the obligatory white mouth guard. An electronic display board continuously measures nuclear radiation, and in a bare multi-purpose hall covert a music troupe Beatles songs for entertainment. Elsewhere Funahashi shows how people come together in a classroom in order to learn about the possible applications for unemployment benefits. Scenes like this give a sense of how the disaster here is efficiently managed, as the evacuees are supplied, get food and a roof over their head. At the same time everything seems completely helpless and inadequate in the face of incredible loss that have experienced these people, and given the fact that ‘3 / 11 ‘just was not just a natural disaster but a man-made part of what is called in the consequence that itresponsible there. A survivor shows full of contempt the letter from Tepco , which the firm offers compensation to victims – a mere form letter, the sober calculates the amount of compensation. “Nuclear Nation” conveys the anger and indignation of the people of Futaba and simultaneously shows that this outrage has no real addressee.It names no one and no one questions her, no one is really listening, no one takes responsibility. Now you can watch best online movie reviews for free without pay any charges.