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3.11: Surviving Japan (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 11 March 2013 (Japan)
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The True Story of an American Volunteer that lived through and witnessed the 2011 Japanese Fukushima Nuclear disaster cover-up.

Director:

Christopher Noland (as Chris Noland)

Writer:

Christopher Noland (as Chris Noland)
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Credited cast:
Christopher Noland Christopher Noland ... Christopher Noland (as Chris Noland)
Kouichi Oyama Kouichi Oyama ... Councilman Oyama
Helen Caldicott Helen Caldicott ... Dr. Helen Caldicott (archive footage)
Mike Connolly Mike Connolly ... Mike Connolly
Katsunobu Sakurai Katsunobu Sakurai ... Mayor Sakurai of MinamiSoma
Terabe Hayato Terabe Hayato ... Hayato Terabe
Hiroshi Abe Hiroshi Abe ... Abe Hiroshi
Toshikazu Takahashi Toshikazu Takahashi ... Toshikazu Takahashi
Keisaiyo Kudo Keisaiyo Kudo ... Keisaiyo Kudo
Kimiaki Toda Kimiaki Toda ... Mayor Toda of Ofunato
Cham Dallas Cham Dallas ... Prof. Cham Dallas
Ryusei Nihei Ryusei Nihei ... Ryusei Nihei
Yuto Nihei Yuto Nihei ... Yuto Nihei
Ruiko Muto Ruiko Muto ... Ruiko Muto
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Yumie Keller Yumie Keller
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Inside story of 2011 Japanese Tsunami relief & Fukushima nuclear disaster. A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in the clean-up. It is in short, a documentary of the devastating events in Japan and 6 months of the after-math that followed. It features true stories from those affected by the disaster, the government and even TEPCO. It highlights the struggle in dealing with: The Tsunami clean-up, Government response to the disaster, radiation plus the future of nuclear power after the accident. Written by Chris Noland

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Natural Disaster. Man Made Catastrophe.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

11 March 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Surviving Japan: After the Disaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$204,678 (estimated)
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Chris Noland Media,iQ Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (Stereo)

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Color

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16:9 widescreen
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'Yoko Ono (I)', contributed her song title "Kurushi" to the Film soundtrack. See more »

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Kurushi
Written by Ono, Yoko (I)
Performed by Yoko Ono
Published by Ono Music
(c) Ono, Yoko (I)
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Important movie (only movie?) for learning about Fukushima disaster
12 March 2013 | by Nick ThabitSee all my reviews

Chris Noland brings us into the lives and emotions of Japanese affected by the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster that has profoundly hurt Japan since March 2011. He had the foresight to film a lot of his aid work to the displaced residents, and does a good job of recounting the nuclear accidents, which are now looking to be a good deal worse than Chernobyl. I've been following Mr. Oyama's articles for some time, this is the first I've seen of him speaking live, and it's devastating. In a sense, this movie will never be finished and I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be the first in a number of installments.

Give this movie a chance, you won't come away untouched.


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