A MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE Fukushima and Rokkasho

福島 六ヶ所 未来への伝言

Shimada Kei


福島 六ヶ所 未来への伝言The Tanabe family, who lived in Okuma Town located five kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has given birth to their second baby in Tokyo; a place of refuge. The baby was named "Fuku-chan" (meaning "lucky"), praying for their hometown's good fortune. The Nakamura family, who has inherited agriculture land for fourteen generations in Koriyama City; is an organic farmer that produces rice, are currently struggling due to the effects of radioactivity. Kawahara Manami, who lives in Tokyo; is worried about her hometown Rokkasho Village; which built a nuclear fuel facility. The Takiguchi family, whose job is fishing in Tomari area of Rokkasho Village; caught a Pacific cod fish in the offshore of the Pacific Ocean in Aomori Prefecture; however, threw it away immediately due to the high levels of radioactive caesium which was found.
Fukushima is where the nuclear accident had occurred. Rokkasho is where the nuclear fuel facility has been developing. Through the living and suffering of People, who lives in the area with nuclear facilities; responsibilities for continuing to increase the amount of radioactive called "negative legacy" are being questioned.
Title in English A MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE Fukushima and Rokkasho
Title in Original Language 福島 六ヶ所 未来への伝言
Director(s) Shimada Kei
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Tokyo in 1959. Shimada has become a freelance photographer, after working at a photography magazine company and photographic studios. After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, she visited Rokkasho Village of Aomori Prefecture for the first time, and was surprised about a local nuclear fuel problem that she started gathering information regarding the issue. She stayed in Rokkasho from 1990 to 2002, and has started filming to convey the nuclear fuel problem since 2011.
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 105 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Fukushima and Aomori Prefecture
Shooting Dates/Periods February 15, 2011 - October 10, 2012
Names of Characters Tanabe Yukie, Nakamura Kazuo, Kawahara Manami, Takiguchi Eisaku
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,English,
Date of First Public Screening 2013/2/9
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2013/2/9
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events theatre screenings: Aomori, Fukushima, Tokyo Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka and Hiroshima
four-wall screenings: across Japan (over two hundred places) and NY
Staff Credits Photography: Shimada Kei, Inomoto Masami, Inomoto Takuma, Umezawa Kei, Sawaguchi Kayo
Editing: Noda Ryosuke, Shimada Kei
Music: Kato Tokiko
Others:Sound Mixing: Yoshinaga Ryuya
Producer Shimada Kei
Distributor / Distribution Company
Official Website for the Film http://www.rokkashomirai.com
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None