Namie, a fishing village ravaged by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, was a childhood paradise to filmmakerKyoko Miyake. Visiting her family's hometown after 10 years abroad, she examines the disaster's profound personal, social and environmental impact. Miyake's aunt Kuniko, still dreams of returning home, and regularly visits dressed in radiation-proof clothing. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, making SURVIVING THE TSUNAMI a very timely and relevant film that offers fresh perspectives about our relationship with nuclear energy.
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