May 2nd, 2016 7:00 PM
at The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (directions below)

$10 Suggested (No one turned away)


Directed by Ken-ichi Hasegawa | Japan | 2013 | 68 minutes

Join Sloths Against Nuclear State for a screening and discussion on the radiological disaster, its effects, and the resistance against it during the past five years in Japan. The movie MY RECORD OF IITATE is a documentary shot by a dairy farmer, Ken-ichi Hasegawa, who had been living with his family in the village of Iitate in Fukushima. He bought a camcorder after the nuclear accident and began recording the events that transpired. With the cows being sold away and losing the rice fields to weeds, Hasegawa records while being the last in the village to evacuate, and his family gathers for one last dinner at their home in Iitate. In contrast with its tumultuous effects on the village, the radiation itself has been quietly flowing through, polluting the landscape.

Hasegawa has been recording since he bought the video camera in mid-April 2011. Around 37 hours of footage were filmed between April 23 and August 23, 2011, then later edited down to this 68-minute piece. Aimed at conveying the perspective of those affected by the nuclear power plant disaster, this piece asks you to reconsider where the power in journalism lies.

Followed by a discussion after.

Directions to the Commons:
388 Atlantic Avenue
Between Hoyt and Bond
Brooklyn, NY 11217

By Subway
A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F/G to Bergen Street
B/D/Q/R/2/3/4/5 to Atlantic Ave – Barclay Center
By Bus
B63 and B65

Exchanging Thoughts Since 3.11 Great Eastern Earthquake & Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

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