As Dr. Fred and I were talking about his Fukushima anniversary blog entry, we shared information about some amazing artistic endeavors that have come out of the disaster. I’m always in awe of and impressed by the way people turn instinctively to the arts to make sense of tragedy. Here are a few of the efforts readers might be interested to explore further.
This year’s Music from Japan annual festival in New York focuses on three newly commissioned musical pieces honoring Iitate, a Japanese ghost town as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It is also the hometown of the festival’s founder and artistic director, Naoyuki Miura.
The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) showcased three films devoted to Fukushima at its annual film festival this year, including Toshi Fujiwara’s No Man’s Zone.
3. FRONTLINE DOCUMENTARIES
Check out Nuclear Aftershocks , Frontline’s January 2012 examination of the current debate about nuclear energy in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown is another current (February 2012) look at the nuclear disaster in Japan.
Check out these links for more commentary on Dr. Fred’s Meltdown! title and for additional links and resources.
And let us know if you learn of other artistic or otherwise interesting events related to the Fukushima anniversary. Check in again next week for more from TFCB!
[photo from csmonitor.com]