NUCLEAR NATION II (Futaba kara Toku Hanarete Dainibu)

Japan | 2014 | 114 min | Documentary
Director: Atsushi Funahashi | Producer: Yoshiko Hashimoto
Original language: Japanese | Subtitles: English

(Selected for Screening in Brazil)

Synopsis: Nuclear Nation II follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the plant... until the townspeople lost their homeland on March 11, 2011. The film portrays their lives as refugees in an abandoned high school, and in temporary housing. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of nuclear energy and unbridled capitalism.