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January 9, 2012 12:48 PM
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Project of the Day: "Surviving Japan" Takes a Look at Tsunami Aftermath

"Surviving Japan"
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"Surviving Japan"

Tweetable Logline:

Inside story of 2011 Japanese Tsunami relief & nuclear crisis from Volunteer and Director Chris Noland

Elevator Pitch:

Inside story of 2011 Japanese Tsunami relief & nuclear crisis.  

A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in the clean-up.

It is in short, a documentary of the devastating events in Japan and the after-math that followed. It features true stories from those affected by the disaster, the government and even TEPCO. It highlights the struggle in dealing with: The Tsunami clean-up, lack of Government response to the disaster, radiation plus the future of nuclear power after the accident, a possible Cover-up of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear disaster.

Production Team:

Director/Producer/Camera/Editor: Chris Noland.

About the Production:

"I was a volunteer in the Tsunami Clean-up, food and aid delivery when the disaster happened. I was inspired to make a film about the events when it was clear people were not getting enough help or answers. 

"People are unaware that even today, there is still a major problem in Fukushima and Japan. It has dropped from the headlines to be buried. The people of Japan have been left in the dark only facing opposition when trying to get the truth. People are still living in contaminated areas without proper education about it. The truth is covered up." -- Chris Noland

Current Status:

Post-production.

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Kickstarter Page
Filmmaker's YouTube Channel

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4 Comments

  • Dawn Havas | February 2, 2012 12:11 PMReply

    This movie is crucial for all to see. What happened to Japan happened to all of us worldwide, not only on that day but for decades to come especially due to the extremely high levels of radiation that has been circling the globe.

  • Lucy Wild Flowers | January 16, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    "Surviving Japan"

  • cgrl | January 15, 2012 1:47 PMReply

    YES!

  • A documentary that needs to been communicated to the Japanese people and the world | January 14, 2012 3:38 PMReply

    Needs to get this message across to the public...