Title: CPM-703: After Fukushima
Source: The Guardian
Author: Jake Price
Date: 16 November 2012
An in-depth portrait into the lives of a population living under the constant threat of radiation in Fukushima, Japan. The film, a work in progress directed by Jake Price, focuses on Fukushima born Shimpei Takeda who was living in New York and working as a visual artist when the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant began to meltdown.
- Being born in Fukushima Prefecture I took on a mission to create a physical record of the worst man made nuclear accident in history… Using a cameraless process, I want to capture the current state of Japan directly, by exposing photo-sensitive material to traces of radiation emitted from contaminated particles.
- I’m afraid Japan will follow in the footsteps of ancient civilizations that vanished like the Egyptians, Mayans and Mesopotamians that came before us.
- The tsunami and earthquake well they’re just the earth shivering. The problem is the disaster that man has made.
- There are so many possibilities of a tsunami and earthquake happening again. The damaged reactors haven’t been repaired yet… they haven’t been repaired at all.
- The resulting destruction will take half the planet along with it. …With one more earthquake or tsunami Japan will cease to exist.
Published: November 16th, 2012 at 10:40 am ET