“This film is a must for all who are continuing to ‘pray for Japan’ — for all who support the safety of Japanese people and animals, the recovery of Tohoku, and the survival of traditional Japanese rural culture.”
This video, capturing the diverse views of four Fukushima activist farmers, screens beginning June 16 in the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference, where one of our main subjects, Seiji Sugeno, director of the Fukushima Organic Farmers Network, is presenting.
Yoshizawa’s ranch is 14km downwind from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The government ordered him to kill his 300 cows. Most of his neighbors’ animals are gone, but some have been released and joined his herd. Yoshizawa refuses to kill his cows. He wants them to be studied for the effects of radiation.
Uncanny Terrain is a documentary about organic farmers facing Japan’s nuclear crisis, and an online community fostering dialogue on food safety, sustainable agriculture, alternative energy and disaster response. Please donate to keep the conversation going.
Fukushima organic farmer runs for mayor
Fukushima Year 3: Renewal
Rio+20: Four Fukushima Farmers
Would you stay?
Fukushima farmers fight for their land.
One year after the meltdown
Can microbes decontaminate irradiated soil?
Why we’re making Uncanny Terrain
Why stay on contaminated land?
Citizens protecting themselves
How to deal with the results
Numbers are weapons
The real value of the radiation
How to protect themselves
The official radiation limit
Counseling for parents
A tool to evaluate by themselves
Living with the Fallout
Ginray Bread Company
Natural, traditional ingredients
Coexisting with radiation
Bread for disaster victims
Work sharing for people with disabilities
No radiation detected in Watanabe’s Fukushima City fruit
Sugeno fights for his Fukushima farm
Building a more sustainable future
Strengthening Fukushima pride
Safecast radiation monitoring
The goal of our documentary
Finding solutions to the nuclear crisis
Through the autumn harvest
The uncertainty of low-level contamination
Remembering Hiroshima bombing after Fukushima disaster
Positive stories of post-disaster Japan
Carry on Fukushima
Evacuated farmer promises to fight
Yoshizawa refuses to kill his cows
Fukushima City Nuclear Protest
He can’t sell his rice, but he still has to grow it
Lone nuclear opponent won’t sell his rice
Farmers flee agricultural community
Hanawa farmers face uncertainty of low-level contamination