Demi-Vie A Fukushima

  /  Demi-Vie A Fukushima

by M. Olexa and F. Scalisi.

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.

*HotDocs Toronto 2016 | Canada
*VISION DU RÉEL, Nyon – Int’l Competition World Premiere 2016 | Switzerland
*Best Feature Documentary at dokumentART European Film Festival 2017 | Germany
*Best Documentary at Silk Road Film Festival 2017 | Ireland
*Best Documentary at Broadway International Film Festival 2017 | USA
*Francisco International Film Festival 2017 | US
*Cinemambiente 2016 | Italy
*Solothurner Filmtage 2016 | Switzerland
*Doc Buenos Aires 2016 | Argentina
*FIDOCS2017 | Chile
*Atlantidocs 2017 | Uruguay
*This Human World Film Festival 2016 | Austria


Director/Producer: Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi
DoP: Jakob Stark
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 Kodak Film Stock with Aaton xtr prod film camera

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