Nuclear Nation

December 15th, 2013


Nuclear Nation

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A documentary chronicling the lives of Japanese refugees displaced by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 6.4/10 (36 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Atsushi Funahashi

March 11, 2011: A huge tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, releasing radiation, and turning the residents of Futaba into "nuclear refugees." The devastation experienced by the town -- dead livestock left to rot, crops abandoned, homes and businesses destroyed -- was infinitely worse than anything reported by the newspapers. A year later, many refugees are still unable to return to contaminated homes. The irony of this disaster occurring in a nation that experienced two nuclear bombs is not lost on the victims who poignantly question their responsibility for striking a Faustian bargain with nuclear power. Nuclear Nation examines a tragedy in miniature, but also suggests that it could one day be replicated on a grand scale - perhaps in your own backyard.


Official Website: Official site

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Release Date: 11 December 2013

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