A new short piece entitled “From Frankfurt to Fukushima” has been uploaded to the DocumentingIan Channel. Ian’s explanation about what the title means and what it is about is HERE.
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.
Thanks to the continued support and hard work of fellow YouTuber Kna, a French-subtitled version of Ian’s recent documentary “In Containment” (Part 2) has just been posted to the DocumentingIan Channel. The French-speaking world can find part 2 of En confinement here.
Part 2 of Ian’s new documentary on the continuing situation in Minamisoma, Fukushima has just been uploaded to DocumentingIan Channel. What happens in Part 2: Before heading to the evacuation zone to conduct an inspection, National Diet member and son of the former Japanese prime minister, Shinjiro Koizumi visits temporary shops set up for the evacuees of the March 11 disaster where he displays questionable demeanor towards the victims. Later, the evacuee who was chosen to give Koizumi flowers during his visit and was on the receiving end of his brand of humour offers him advice on being a politician. Finally, Minamisoma resident Hiroshi prepares to take Ian into the […]
“Nuclear Refugees: the people of Iitate Village” (2012/ Japan/ 18 minutes) has been uploaded to the DocumentingIan Channel. “Nuclear Refugees” tells the story of the village of Iitate, which lies 40 km from the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima. In May 2011, two months after the nuclear meltdown, the entire village of Iitate was evacuated. “Nuclear Refugees” combines interviews with the villagers as they are preparing for evacuation, along with footage of the village filmed this month, one year after evacuation.
During the week leading up to the one-year anniversary of the March 11 disaster, Ian traveled to the city of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture to film an update on the people living in the radiation zone one year on. The 27-minute documentary, which was uploaded to DocumentingIan’s Channel in 3 installments beginning on March 9th, can be viewed below:
On March 9, 2012 Discovery News published in its “Human” section this article and accompanying documentary by Ian about the conditions in the Fukushima radiation zone one year after the March 11, 2011 disaster. The article was featured on the front page of Discovery News all day on March 11 (screen grab above).