Energy  |  Events  |  06.03.2013

When I think of Fukushima

Two years after the nuclear dissaster at Fukushima, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebcca Harms and Belgian film maker Alain de Halleux are organising a book reading and film presentation on the consequences of the disaster on daily life in Japan today.

Date: 6 March 2013, from 18:30 to 21:00
Venue: European Parliament (Brussels) - ASP 01 G 03
Language: English

The event is dedicated to the people of Japan and Fukushima two years after the impossible happened.
 
Rebecca Harms, Co-Chair of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament will read from her book "One day in Fukushima, one week in Japan. Notes from a journey". In the book Rebecca Harms describes her personl experiences during her visit to Japan and the Fukushima region in January 2012 where she met with activists and researchers, journalists and politicians. It compiles her impressions of how the nuclear disaster has moved and changed the Japanese people.
 
Alain de Halleux, Belgian film maker will present his new movie "Welcome to Fukushima" (59 Min., 2013). It tells the stories of families from Minamisoma who are facing the decision to stay or leave.
 
This will be followed by a conversation between the audience and the two speakers on these very personal experiences.