For the first time, stories of mothers and children refugees of the Fukushima incident will be made available to the U.S. This is through the documentary directed by Steve Zeltzer entitled “Fukushima Never Again”.
The film narrates the events that surrounds the aftermath of the explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant caused by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region. Zeltzer’s work is being likened to setting off dirty bombs in Japan and breaking the information blockade, a reference to attempts by the government and the industry to coverup some of the details and events from the world’s eyes. Some highlights of the film include a scene where someone asks if the government is more concerned about protecting Tokyo Electric Power, Co. (TEPCO) instead of their children. TEPCO is the owner of the Fukushima plant and has been under fire since the explosions.
Another moving scene is when a mother demands proof that the soil in Watari is really already decontaminated by asking the official to lick the soil, just as their children play on the ground and inadvertently lick soil from their hands. According to Zeltzer, who will return to Japan to interview children, around 300,000 of these children are still being exposed to radiation today.
The documentary can be viewed here, free of charge from YouTube. The creators want that this information spread everywhere so that people in other parts of the world can become more aware of what is truly happening in Japan, as well as the dangers that nuclear power poses as governments and industries around the world push for more nuclear plants and subsidies.[ via Examiner ]