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CJS Lecture Series | “Nuclear Nation” (2013), Screening & Discussion

Atsushi Funahashi, Tokyo-based filmmaker
Monday, February 22, 2021
8:00-9:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note that this event will begin at 8pm, and all posted event times are in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

A documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.

Participants are invited to screen the film prior to this discussion via Kanopy. The link will be provided at a later date.

Atsushi Funahashi is a Tokyo-based filmmaker. He studied filmmaking at School of Visual Arts, New York. His debut feature echoes (2001) won three jury & audience awards at Annonay International Film Festival, France. His 2nd, Big River (2006), "Deep in the Valley(2009)", "Nuclear Nation I & II (2012, 2014)", and "Cold Bloom (2013)" are all premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and released in many countries.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.

Please register for this event at Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LSV3hGBiSXCMvJRt2nMWRg
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Energy, Film, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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