Friday, March 8, 2013

"3.11.: Surviving Japan" Movie by Christopher Noland in Select Cities in the US from March 11, 2013


If I remember right, Chris Noland was right there in Japan when the March 11, 2011 triple disaster struck.

From the press release that Mr. Noland emailed me:

Seattle − February 12, 2013 – The lingering effects of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters are captured on film by Christopher Noland, a young American living and working in Tokyo during the catastrophic events. The only film of its kind takes an in-depth, critical look into how the Japanese government, and the Tokyo Electric Power Company© (TEPCO), managed the nuclear crisis and tsunami relief efforts, plus explore the future of nuclear power.

The documentary will be shown in limited release−to coincide with the second anniversary of the March 2011 disaster−in 11 cities across the U.S. during the weeks of March 11th and 18th respectively, including: New York, Los Angeles, Laguna Niguel, Calif., San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, and Portland. For theater information, please visit http://www.tugg.com/titles/311-surviving-japan (or http://www.311SurvivingJapan.Com)

“I spent six months volunteering in northeast Japan after the Fukushima disaster, and subsequently interviewed individuals from all walks of life, including TEPCO employees,” stated Christopher Noland, Director, “3.11: Surviving Japan.” While documenting the cleanup efforts, I quickly uncovered the Japanese government’s inadequate responses, and how officials misled the Japanese people regarding life-threatening radiation levels, emergency food and water supplies. “

“The film offers unique insights into a post-disaster present-day situation where millions of people are left to fend for themselves, and are blatantly told that a nuclear fall-out environment is safe.”. -Christopher Noland, Director, “3.11: Surviving Japan”
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For those of you in the States who wants to go, the tickets are available online only. Visit the site 3.11.: Surviving Japan for details.

Preview of the movie:

4 comments:

inaka brett said...

I wonder if this movie will make it to Japan?? The premise is quite extreme for viewers of any country. It could be seen as just another low budget conspiracy movie.

OT, I'd love to see an article regarding the air pollution from China and how Japan is dealing with it. The air pollution system has been shut down in Japan for the past couple days during this stretch of pollution from China. It's scary to think that we can't trust the Japanese gov't to monitor the air quality levels (non-radioactive). Here is western Japan the levels have gotten quite high this year and it seems this is only the beginning.

Anonymous said...

@inaka brett, I don't know where you've been in the past two years, if you think this movie is "quite extreme for viewers of any country".

Or is it your joke?

Anonymous said...

If you watch the news or happen to get a newspaper, they are talking about contamination from China all the time. I'm actually getting tired of some expert or another explaining what 2.5PM means.

Christopher Noland said...

The movie is available in Japan on Yahoo now.

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