Ian’s two documentaries about the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima have been featured in the Associated Press article “Japanese Disaster Films Highlight Victim’s Stories” (February 27, 2013). Links to the article and several of the media outlets that published it can be found HERE.
“In the Grey Zone”, Ian’s first documentary about the nuclear crises in Fukushima, will be screened in this weekend’s Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Filmed just one month after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, in April 2011, “In the Grey Zone” follows the story of the children living in the 20-30 kilometer radiation zone as they prepare to return to school.
Documentary film director Ian Thomas Ash has been contacted by a lawyer who is representing a group of Fukushima children who have filed a law suit against the local government demanding their right to study in a safe environment. The lawyer has asked Ian for the full version of his documentary “A2”, which is still in post-production, and an official statement about Ian’s findings to be used as evidence in the case. Ian explains what is happening on his blog HERE.
On February 12, Ian traveled to Fukushima to show the mothers who appear in his documentary “A2” the rough cut of the film. Ian wrote about the mothers’ reaction to the film on his DocumentingIan blog. Ian is currently in post-production for “A2“, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. More information about the film and a link to the trailer can be found on the film’s website.
Since returning from another trip to film in Fukushima in January, Ian has been in post-production for his second film about the nuclear disaster. The new film, “A2“, documents the increasing number of children in Fukushima found to have thyroid cysts and nodules. “A2” follows Ian’s 2012 documentary “In the Grey Zone“, the central theme of which was the future health of the children living in Fukushima just weeks after the nuclear meltdown. The English trailer for “A2” can be found on the DocumentingIan channel. ***** updated February 19, 2013 ***** French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian versions of the “A2” trailer are now available HERE.