Thursday May 10th, 7pm
@ Cage – 83 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002 (between Orchard & Allen St.) (Map)
F train to East Broadway / B, D train to Grand Street
Join us for an evening of film and post-screening discussion with Umi Hagitani, an organizer and activist with No Nukes Action Committee in Bay Area.
All are invited to together cultivate our power to end nuclear power. Nuclear energy and its role in our society involves an enormous complexity, which prevents us from even simply acquiring basic knowledge like why nuclear power is dangerous. What is this society we live in which allowed the flow of nuclear energy in such a short period of time? We can begin thinking together by watching a film and chatting about the current catastrophe, history, and the post-Fukushima movement which has also spread to NYC. Bring your questions and ideas to share.
FUKUSHIMA, NEVER AGAIN
2012| 54min. | in Japanese with English subtitles
by Labor Video Project
“Fukushima, Never Again” tells the story of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns in northeast Japan in March of 2011 and exposes the cover-up by TEPCO and the Japanese government. This is the first film that shown in the United States that interviews the mothers of Fukushima, nuclear power experts and trade unionists who are fighting for justice and the protection of the children and the people of Japan and the world. The residents and citizens were forced to buy their own geiger counters and radiation dosimeters in order to test their communities to find out if they were in danger. The government said contaminated soil in children’s school grounds was safe and then when the people found out it was contaminated and removed the topsoil, the government and TEPCO refused to remove it from the school grounds. It also relays how the nuclear energy program for “peaceful atoms” was brought to Japan under the auspices of the US military occupation. It also looks at the criminal cover-up of the safety dangers of the plant by TEPCO and GE management, which built the plant in Fukushima. Included is an interview with Kei Sugaoka, the GE nuclear plant inspector from the bay area who exposed cover-ups in the safety at the Fukushima plant and was retaliated against by GE.
This documentary allows the voices of the people and workers to speak out about the reality of the disaster and what this means not only for the people of Japan but the people of the world as the US government and nuclear industry continue to push for more new plants and government subsidies. This film breaks the information blockade story line of the corporate media in Japan, the US and around the world that Fukushima is over. http://www.fukushimaneveragain.com/
Post-screening discussion with Umi Hagitani (No Nukes Action Committee, CA)
Umi Hagitani is a Japanese in diaspora, qpoc, interpreter, rape crisis counselor, cartoonist, an amplifier, former non-schooler, and a hardcore beach bum. Umi is a survivor of 1989 Musashi Kogyo University’s nuclear accident. Umi is a member of a Bay Area-based anti-nukes group, No Nukes Action Committee, and works to normalize conversations on education/ struggles against radiation in order to end interpersonal/ community/ state violence. Umi recently visited San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and Hanford Site to support local anti-nukes struggles.
この映画は、2011年東北・関東大震災によって引き起こされた福島第一原発事故にまつわる物語を、そして東電、日本政府による隠蔽を明らかにするもので ある。映画の中でフクシマの母親たち、原子力の専門家、労働組合員など、そして日本や世界の子どもや人々を守るために戦っている人にインタビューを重ね た。
このドキュメンタリーは、原発震災のリアリティーについて、人々や労働者が本当に感じていることを伝えるものだ。そして、日本にいる人々にとってだけでな く、世界中の人々にとっても、今米国政府や原子力産業がさらに新しい原子力発電所に国の助成金をおとそうとしているような状況の中で、考えなければならな い問題を描いている。そして、「フクシマは終った」と日本、アメリカ、そして世界の大手メディアが私たちの目と耳、口封じに、真っ向から立ち向かうもので ある。
This event will be streamed via Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/n-o-n-u-k-e-s-n-y-c