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In 2012, Atsushi Funahashi presented Nuclear Nation, his film about the consequences of the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Daiichi. 1400 people from nearby Futaba were evacuated to a school building in a Tokyo suburb. Funahashi documented people's desperation with true empathy and showed the full extent of the…
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This short documentary examines the nuclear disaster that followed the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan's Fukushima Prefecture. That day, Japan is hit with the 5th-strongest earthquake ever recorded, but the real legacy of this disaster is the ensuing nuclear disaster: a series of equipment failures, nuclear…
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No one could have ever imagined the absurd fate awaiting Mirror's Quest and the other horses of Fukushima: almost dying in the tsunami; exposed to radiation inside the 20km exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear meltdown; left for weeks without fodder; shut away in stables for months because of government red…
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Recent characterizations of nuclear power as a "renewable energy source" make this classic film an essential resource. Winner of the Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and recipient of a national Emmy Award, Dark Circle reveals the full scope and human impact of the Atomic Age, from the dropping…
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Moving, unforgettable living witnesses who survived two of the world's most momentous radiation crises: Nagasaki in 1945 and Fukushima in 2011. They are interlaced with nuclear experts and archival footage, some shocking, illuminating the largely unrecognized connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and the growing global movements to abolish…
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Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.