Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the clean-up, the cover-ups and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes and families.




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Since the three reactors went into meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, a broad, disparate anti-nuclear movement has developed throughout Japan. Nowhere is that more apparent, perhaps, than in Fukushima prefecture, where a group of local women boldly protest the deafening silence of the Japanese government over the worst nuclear accident of this century. Largely ignored by their own media, these brave women brush aside their cultural shyness and share their brutally honest views on the state of the cleanup, the cover-ups, the untruths and the stagnant political climate in today’s Japan. Supported with haunting footage from abandoned towns around the plant, the Women of Fukushima (“Fukushima no Onnatachi”) offers startlingly candid insights, in the women’s own voices, about what has become of their lives, homes, and families in the aftermath of 3/11.


Women of Fukushima has proudly received the following awards:


Honorable Mention

London Lift-Off Film Festival, UK, 2012


Best Mid-Length Documentary

Reel Earth Film Festival, New Zealand, 2013


Best Short Documentary

Social Media Impact Awards, 2013