Three years after Japan’s worst nuclear meltdown in history, life in Fukushima, Japan has returned to normal. If normal means epidemic numbers of children routinely suffering severe nose bleeds, skin rashes, thyroid cysts and nodules, all common side effects of radiation poisoning. Despairing at the lack of truth, from the official medical testing of their children to the ineffectiveness of radiation decontamination in their homes and schools, Fukushima’s mothers took the radiation issue into their own hands.
This is the subject of A2-B-C, a new, award-winning documentary film focusing on the adverse health effects of Fukushima children in the aftermath of March 2011’s triple nuclear reactor meltdown.A2-B-C is part of an amazing showcase of films and projects to be screened as part of SEA Pulse Films annual event co-produced by Dance 4 Oceans and Macdonald Productions The event also includes Bill Macdonald’s VIRTUAL REALITY UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE featuring 360 degree dives with sharks and winner of the NOGI 2014, the oldest and most prestigious award in the diving industry. A short film also to be featured, Dolphin Dance Project incorporates a live dance performance during the showing.
A2-B-C is the second film that documentary director Ian Thomas Ash has produced on the Fukushima disaster. While A2-B-C reveals radiation hot spots in school yards, children getting thyroid cyst diagnosis and children’s backpacks with radiation detectors installed, the film’s most tragic scenario is the apparent indifference of Japanese government officials and medical professionals to the suffering of the people of Fukushima. The film is in Japanese and English.
According to Dance 4 Oceans’ Director Kanna Jones, “We believe that this is not just a problem for Japan. We believe that this is the world’s problem. With another nuclear accident likely happen in our future, we must know what is to be expected when the nuclear industry cuts corners, regulators protect profits over people and governments hide the facts and refuse to admit mistakes were made.”
The A2-B-C screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A. Director Ian Thomas Ash is expected to join the discussion on Skype from Japan.
In 2011, SEA Pulse Films was launched at the Electric Lodge in Venice by Macdonald Productions and Dance 4 Oceans to raise awareness of ocean pollution. Now an annual event, SEA Pulse Films features short films, guest speakers, research presentations, local school projects and live music and performances.
This SEA Pulse Films annual event opens at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, California on November 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.alvasshowroom.com or by calling 310-833-3281.
For more information, see http://dance4oceans.wordpress.com/sea-pulse-films