This screening will be followed by a discussion with director Hitomi Kamanaka and Daniel Hirsch, UC Santa Cruz.
"Ashes to Honey," the third film from acclaimed director Hitomi Kamanaka on the global nuclear issue, focuses on an isolated heart-shaped island of Iwai-shima, in Yamaguchi prefecture. The residents there have been fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant across their shores for nearly 30 years. Kamanaka also explores sustainable models of alternative energy in Sweden.
Hitomi Kamanaka is also the director of documentaries Hibakusha (2004) and The Rokkashomura Rhapsody (2006).
Daniel Hirsh is a lecturer on nuclear policy at UC Santa Cruz. He heads the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a non-profit nuclear policy organization focusing on issues of nuclear safety, waste disposal, proliferation, and disarmament.
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English subtitled 2011, 115 min.
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This event is part of the UCLA film series, "From Hiroshima to Fukushima," organized by Professor Mariko Tamanoi, Anthropology, and Chad Diehl, Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow.
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Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
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