Remembering Fukushima – Three Years On
Three years have passed since the Fukushima disaster began on March 11, 2011.
The people of Japan face an ongoing struggle to reclaim their homes and lives.
Events are being held in Sydney and Wollongong to commemorate this important date.
We hope you are able to join and show solidarity with many people who continue to be affected.
For more information contact :
Sydney: Miko – 311helpjapan(at)gmail.com
Wollongong: Alexander – alexandersragtimeband(at)gmail.com
Sunday March 9 | 3-6pm
Special Sydney screening of soon to be released film 'Surviving Japan'
Dougherty Community Centre
7 Victor St, Chatswood -5 mins from Chatswood train station
$10 donation suggested to assist with venue costs.
The lingering effects of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters are captured by filmmaker Christopher Noland—an American living and working in Tokyo during the catastrophic events, who volunteered for the cleanup in Northeastern Japan, documenting true stories from those affected by the disaster.
A man turned volunteer, human rights activist, and powerful advocate, he courageously risked his safety and health to volunteer in the most disaster affected regions. Christopher is a first time writer, director and filmmaker who had the courage to set out on a search for answers most would never ask. What he got was more than he ever set out for, including a soundtrack contribution of "Kurushi" by Yoko Ono.
Tuesday March 11 | 5-6pm
Martin Place near Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD
Including by a photo action linking with events in Australia and overseas.
Tuesday March 11 | 7pm
What: "Radioactivists (Japanese with English subtitles)" Film Screening
When: 7pm Tuesday 11 March 2014
Where: University of Wollongong, Building 20 Communications), Room 3
About the Film:
"RADIOACTIVISTS (radioactivists.org) is a documentary film project under the German film-makers Julia Leser and Clarissa Seidel. The two of us have been shooting in Tokyo from end-April to mid-May 2011, we have accompanied the rallies and demonstrations within that time, and we have talked to all those critical voices about the current situation: scientists, journalists, activists and bloggers.
The documentary 'RADIOACTIVISTS – Protest and Discourse in Japan since Fukushima' wants to explore the Japanese protest culture under the effects of Fukushima and to illuminate the backgrounds of the current movements, protests and critical voices, which keep getting louder, not only in Japan."
After the film there will be time for a general discussion.
Tea and Coffee will be available.