ASIAN FILM - Article
15:00 - 19th October 2013, by NEO Staff

Sono Speaks

Talking about the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster, and its effect on The Land of Hope, Sono explains: "Faced with this unprecedented crisis, I am greatly alarmed that only the scale of the nuclear accident, and not much else, has been talked about in Japan. I fear that we will simply become desensitized to the idea of radiation and in time 'co-exist' with it, willy-nilly, conveniently 'forgetting' about it in our daily life. The government may well declare that the nuclear crisis, the focus of our attention since last March, has been resolved. I made this movie because I want people to 'relive' 'that time' again. By reliving that day again, we will be able to appreciate the horrifying reality that we have been forced into ‒ the reality of having to live with radiation. That is what we must talk about now. These thoughts are behind my determination to make this movie. Far from declining, nuclear power is actually on the rise globally as 'clean energy.' Fear of nuclear power is pervasive, yet we continue to depend on nuclear energy. Do we really have no other choice?"

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