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Film Screening ~ "Fukushima: Memories of a Lost Landscape - Part 1"

Sunday, March 11, 2012
5:00 AM
Auditorium A, Angell Hall, 435 South State Street, Ann Arbor

Directed by Yojyu Matsubayashi.

FUKUSHIMA: MEMORIES OF A LOST LANDSCAPE is a passionate and heartrending film about the human cost of the nuclear disaster that smolders on in the wake of last year's 3/11 earthquake. While the vast majority of independent filmmakers focussed on the spectacle of the tsunami, MATSUBAYASHI Yojyu went straight to the exclusion zone surrounding the damaged plant. On the invitation of a local politician, he entered the liminal world of the refugees living in centers and occasionally following them to visit their ghostly, irradiated homes. Over 30 independent documentaries have been made about the earthquake, but this is by far the most impressive and moving. (111 min.)