The Wind from FUKUSHIMA


Kato Tetsu


Iitate and Kawauchi were classified as a heavily contaminated area by the Fukushima nuclear accident. This documentary features people who had been farming in those areas. Radioactive contamination changed drastically their living and life, those who lived there. This film shows a quiet drama of their lives of "since then", that people leave or remain in the place where they had lived for a long time, don't give up the nuclear problem. They never yell their voices of pain, sorrow and anger. But each of them surely tells us something to our future, the way of interacting nature, the way we treat life, the way we live. The film stares at the problem of the Fukushima nuclear accident, from the origin of people to live. 
Title in English The Wind from FUKUSHIMA
Title in Original Language フクシマからの風
Director(s) Kato Tetsu
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in 1951. Kato starts filming while in college.
"Good-bye" (1989), "Tada hitotabi no hito" (1993)
"Denshinyugaku" (2002) is his first documentary, which portrays Rokkasho village in Aomori Prefecture.
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 100 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
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Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
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Staff Credits Photography: Naito Masayuki
Editing: Takada Minoru
Sound: Yoshida Shigekazu
Producer Nakagawa Tomio
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Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None