Nuclear Nation II
|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.|
FUNAHASHI Atsushi 후나하시 아츠시Born in Osaka, Japan, and graduated from Tokyo University with a B.A. in cinema studies. His debut feature Echoes (2001) won three jury and audience awards at Annonay Film Festival in France. His second film, Big River (2006), starring ODAGIRI Jo, was shown at various film festivals (including Berlin, Busan, Karlovy Vary, São Paolo, and Shanghai). His first documentary feature Nuclear Nation was premiered at Berlin Film Festival 2012. And his latest film is Nuclear Nation II, the follow-up to his first documentary about Fukushima refugees.