4月14日に映画「フクシマ 2011～被爆に晒された人々の記録」をハリウッドで見ました。日本映画祭LA2012が4月13日から22日まで開催されました。その後、海が見たくなり、ランチョパロスバーデスに行き、菜の花が咲いてました。 "Chronicles From the Heartland: Fukushima 2011" was screened during "Japan Film Festival LA 2012" from April 13 through 22, 2012. I saw the film on April 14 in Hollywood. After watching the movie, we wanted to see ocean and went to Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula. We saw Rape blossoms there.
Crenshaw Blvd.を南に上っていった先のハイキングトレイルのトップ部分に菜の花が咲いてました。 There were Rape blossoms on the top of the hiking trail at the very South end of Crenshaw Blvd.
こちらは、Abalone Cove 下のビーチ。この上の広場も2－3年前まで菜の花畑でした。今年は更地になり、菜の花がほとんど咲いてませんでした。 The beach at Abalone Cove. There were Rape blossoms at the top of here until 2-3 years ago. This year, it was cleared. We did see very little Rape blossom.
Chronicles From the Heartland: Fukushima2011* On 3-11-2011, the earthquake of the Tohoku Eastern Japan occurred and huge Tsunami followed. Over 20,000 people lost their lives or unaccounted for. In addition, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant exploded. Radioactive material with a large amount of radioactivity spilled. The people in Iidate village and Minamisouma City, north where the nuclear power plant places, faces the pollution and radioactivity.
Many people lost their loved ones, houses, work, etc. Some people left. Some people were moved out of their houses by the executive order. Some decided to stay. This film follows the people in Fukushima who live sincerely trying to challenge the reconstruction and regeneration of their town.
Their ordinary lives were changed. They cannot let their children play freely outside. They cannot enjoy the beautiful outdoor, cherry blossoms, beautiful ocean, etc. anymore due to radiation.
What irritated the people most was the cover-up and lies from the Japanese government. They did not declare Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had a explosion for over one month from the actual explosion. They still doubt how much truth are coming out.
A woman with a kindergarten-er mentioned, "They did not release about the nuclear explosion for over one month in fear of drawing catastrophic panic. It affects our lives. My child was already exposed to radiation. I will never forgive them."
There was a greeting and Q and A session by the film director, Hidetaka Inazuka, after the movie. That screening in Hollywood was the world first premiere for the film.
The people who live in the hot-spot in Fukushima used to wear masks for a few months after the Nuclear explosion was announced. Now people go out without wearing masks.
The film shows detoxing radiation from prep schools, kindergartens, and residences with small children are done by some volunteer citizens who live there by doing it on their day off from work every week. The local government and the central government are always behind on what-should be done.
The start of the film was delayed, so there was limited time for 1 or 2 questions. We were told to greet the director, Inazuka outside of the theater. Local media people were interviewing him. We waited outside for several minutes, but the secretary told us that he only talks to the media people by appointment. We left Hollywood.
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