FOUR YEARS ON (あれから4年)



Four_Years_On_13The street artist, 281_Anti nuke, emerged after the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster on 11th March 2011. Unlike other "legal" artists, this masked graffiti artist puts his original stickers on the busiest streets in Shibuya, Tokyo which directly accuse Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric) of their responsibilities for the Fukushima disaster. Why does he take such a risk to alert public to radiation contamination? 281_Anti nuke talks about his intention in the interview. This film was made as a 4th memorial to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Title in English FOUR YEARS ON
Title in Original Language FOUR YEARS ON (あれから4年)
Director(s) Yumiko HAYAKAWA
Director's Bio/Filmography Yumiko HAYAKAWA was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1975. She graduated from Seikei University in Japan, and the London School of Journalism in the UK. During her studies in London, she began her filmmaking career and in 2009, she completed her first documentary film, "Brian and Co. Parliament Square SW1". With this film, she won the, "New Face Award 2009" from the Japanese Congress of Journalists. Her second film, "Goodbye UR - The Japanese Social Housing Crisis" won the, "Sky Perfect IDEHA Prize" from Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011. Her films focus on various social issues and inequality in today's Japan. She also organises filmmaking workshops at universities and alternative media centres. She is known as one of the most active independent documentary filmmakers in Japan.
Year of Completion 2015
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 21 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Shooting Dates/Periods January - February 2015
Names of Characters 281_Anti nuke
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,French
Date of First Public Screening 2015/3/11
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2015/3/11
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, Mitaka Peace Film Festival
Staff Credits Script: Yumiko Hayakawa
Photography: Yumiko Hayakawa
Editing: Yumiko Hayakawa
Others:Inserted images: Chim↑Pom
Producer Yumiko Hayakawa
Distributor / Distribution Company Petite Adventure Films
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film, *For full version of the film and French subtitles ->
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None