Nuclear Nation II

March 17, 2016
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Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of 3/11


This follow-up to director Atsushi Funahashi’s critically-acclaimed 2012 documentary continues his investigation into the aftermath of the 3/11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown by following a community of displaced people from Futaba who continue to live in temporary housing. The vocalized frustration of these refugees caused by lack of compensation and bureaucratic inefficiency reveals the high cost of nuclear energy and reminds us with a sense of urgency that this crisis remains unresolved. In recognition of the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake we invite director Funahashi to present his powerful documentary and discuss the ongoing recovery situation through a post-screening Q&A. Followed by a reception.

Arrive early to check out In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, Japan Society’s stunning spring exhibition, which will stay open until 7 PM. Gallery admission for ticketholders to Nuclear Nation II is 50% off! Present your ticket stub at the box office to redeem your discount (limited to one-time use).

2014, 114 min., Blu-ray, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Atsushi Funahashi.

NUCLEAR NATION II Official Trailer from Atsushi Funahashi on Vimeo.

Tickets: $15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Box Office Policy

Part of Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of 3/11, an institution-wide series of programming that examines the post-3/11 recovery and reconstruction process, and the tremendous challenges that remain.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • 7:00 pm