Japan 2014
Director and Producer: Masako Sakata
Documentary, 78 min
Japanese with English subtitles


When Fukushima nuclear plant accident happened, I resorted to a book titled 'Please Listen', a compilation of anti-nuclear newsletters by my mother who died 16 years ago.Following in her footsteps, I started on a journey questioning nuclear age. Through travels in France, Bikini Atoll, and Kazakhstan, I found scars of nuclear age deeply engraved even after 60 years, and thought this might be Fukushima 60 years from now. We claim to have harnessed the power of the atom, but perhaps it is humankind that is under its control. My journey in search of answers continues. 3 years after the accident, the situation in Fukushima remains dangerous, though it is mostly forgotten in the shade of “economic growth”. In its epilogue, the film shows newly revealed shuddering facts of the accident.