[SydPhil] FW: Healing Fukushima: a documentary film presented by School of HPS and Dept Japanese Studies

Debbie Castle debbie.castle at sydney.edu.au
Mon Aug 27 12:13:50 AEST 2018

A documentary film by Sulfikar Amir

In the wake of a triple disaster caused by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, medical professionals in Fukushima are tossed into managing a cataclysm of the unknown. Caught off guard by the invisible, unquantifiable hazard of radiation and the scale of catastrophe, they are forced into learning how to handle radiation health risks faced by their patients and themselves. Healing Fukushima is a visual chronicle of the difficulties and hard choices made by medical first responders on the frontlines of a series of nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. It explores their unsung battles to develop proper systems of emergency radiation medicine and radiation risk awareness post-Fukushima. Interviews with the personnel involved highlight the courage and humanity of these local doctors and their colleagues in dealing with disaster of unimaginable  proportions, which reflects how the Japanese  society copes with the worst nuclear disaster to date.
(Japanese with English subtitles; 69 minutes)

Discussion with Director Sulfikar Amir  and  Screenwriter Shi Lin Loh at the conclusion of the screening

Presented by the School of History and Philosophy of Science and Department of Japanese Studies
Date: Wednesday 29th August
Start: 6.00pm
Where: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre 315 Camperdown Campus
Free to attend.

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