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Some floating lantern ceremony

by Ed M. Koziarski
North Avenue Magazine
Jan. 28, 2012

When does a victim become a perpetrator? That’s the question that kept coming up as we made our way across the irradiated landscape.

Many foreigners fled Japan after the tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant last March. My wife Junko Kajino and I went the opposite way, spending five months inside the U.S.-declared 50-mile no-go radius for our in-progress documentary Uncanny Terrain.

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IMG_4342Un terreno inesperado
by Ed M. Koziarski
Dar Lugar
June 1, 2014

boyThe Documentary About the Devastation of Fukushima and Japanese Farming
Marija Makeska
Cinema Jam
Feb. 19, 2014

Still Praying for Tohoku: Uncanny Terrain follows mayoral candidacy of organic farmer in Fukushima
Ten Thousand Things from Kyoto
Jan. 21, 2014

World ViewUncanny Terrain: documentary focuses on Fukushima Farmers
Chicago Public Radio’s World View
Dec. 27, 2013

 

Still “Praying for Japan”
Uncanny Terrain explores impact of 3/11 on Fukushima family farmers, animals, soil, & nuclear evacuees
Ten Thousand Things
7/23/2013

 

 

 

YasukawaInterview with Uncanny Terrain codirector Ed M. Koziarski
by Nancy O’Mallon
About Harvest
6/20/2012

 

SugenoFukushima Organic Farmers Fight Odds to Continue Livelihood Amidst Radiation’s Unknowns
by Kimberly Hughes
Ten Thousand Things 
6/12/2012

Rice HarvestOther Stuff: Uncanny Terrain
By Sam Worley
Chicago Reader 
2/3/2012

 

Soma floating lantern ceremonyEating Fukushima
By Ed M. Koziarski
North Avenue Magazine
1/28/2012

cows2A pair of Chicago indie filmmakers captures farmers in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster
By Jake Malooley
TimeOut Chicago
1/25/2012

Fukushima farmers keep calm and carry on [VIDEO]
Ed M. Koziarski
Grist Magazine
9/20/2011

 

 

Crisis Abroad
Mike McNamara
Screen Magazine
8/31/2011

 

A Tale of Two FarmersA Tale of Two Farmers
Ruthie Iida
Notes From Hadano
7/28/2011

 

Directors to produce Japan documentary this spring
Ed M. Koziarski
Reel Chicago 04/29/2011

 

Documenting the Disaster: Words with director Junko Kajino before she heads to the devastated regions of Northeastern Japan to document the effects of radiation on local organic farmers
Quin Slovek
Inflatable Ferret
04/23/2011

 

Following the Farmers of Northern Japan, After the Quake
Twilight Greenaway
Civil Eats
04/21/2011