Studied at the National Film Board of Canada, and then worked as a media activist at Paper Tiger in New York. After returning to Japan, she directed many documentaries for TV. Her fourth film, HIBAKUSHA—At the End of the World, has been released in the US. Especially after the Fukushima disaster, she has been a guest speaker at events throughout Japan, and presented her newest film, Ashes to Honey.
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Total running time: Approx. 116 minitues. / color
For 28 years, the people of Iwaishima Island, living in the middle of the beautiful Inland Sea, have been opposing a plan to build a nuclear power plant. The island has a 1000-year history during which people have preserved their traditional festival. Takashi, the youngest on the island, is struggling to earn his living. He dreams of a […]
Total running time: Approx. 102 minitues. / color
In 2004 the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant was completed in Rokkasho village as a facility for reprocessing spent fuel from Japan’s nuclear reactors into plutonium. The film spotlights the people of the village, who hold diverse opinions regarding this huge, nearly operational national project.