Demi-Vie A Fukushima

by M. Olexa and F. Scalisi.

*HotDocs Toronto 2016 | Canada
*VISION DU RÉEL, Nyon – Int’l Competition 2016 | Switzerland
*Best Feature Documentary  at dokumentART European Film Festival’17 | Germany
*Best Documentary at Silk Road Film Festival’17 | Ireland
*Best Documentary at Broadway International Film Festival’17 | USA
*Francisco International Film Festival | US
*Cinemambiente 2016 | Italy
*Solothurner Filmtage | Switzerland
*Doc Buenos Aires | Argentina
*FIDOCS | Chile
*Atlantidocs | Uruguay
*This Human World Film Festival | Austria


On 3 March 2011 a tsunami struck Japan’s east coast, seriously damaging the nuclear power plant in the Fukushima prefecture. The event cost the lives of many inhabitants, and forced thousands of others to leave their homes. Not everyone, however. Despite the high radioactivity levels, one man remained in the red zone. In the silence broken only by the sound of the wind, he continued to cultivate the land and feed his animals. His continued presence is seen by the government as an obstacle to erasing the event from collective memory. Yet he has become a symbol of change necessary for all of humanity.

Director/Producer: Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi

Editing: Francesca Scalisi and Marcia Mete

Color grading: Charbon-Studio

Production.: Dok Mobile | Switzerland

Japan | 2015 | Super 16mm Film | 1.66:1 | 62min
shot on Aaton xtr prod film camera

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