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Monday, May 16, 2016, 13:00 - 15:00

An Italian documentary retraces the events following the disaster through journalist Pio d'Emilia's eyes and voice.

Screening: 13:00~14:22 / Q&A: 14:24~15:00

Pio d’Emilia, Screenplay Writer & Main Character of the Movie

Matteo Gagliardi, Director


Language: Documentary and the Q & A will be in English




More than five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred, its impact continues to reverberate across Japan and around the world. The triple meltdown triggered a mass evacuation, a huge and costly cleanup, and a renewed global debate about the merits of nuclear power.

FCCJ stalwart Pio d'Emilia was among the first journalists to reach Fukushima in March 2011. He has since shot more than 300 hours of footage, including interviews with refugees, local and governmental authorities, and with Naoto Kan, his friend and prime minister of Japan at the time of the crisis.

Fukushima–A Nuclear Story retraces the events following the disaster through d'Emilia's eyes and voice. The Italian documentary uses innovative dramatic techniques, including specially commissioned manga to tell the story of a journalist who stays when the nuclear peril is at its peak, and his search for the truth regarding what really happened inside the Fukushima Daichii plant. Kan, in a previously unreleased interview, will explain why Tokyo was spared from a bigger tragedy by sheer luck.

Narrated by actor William Dafoe, produced by the Milan production company Teatro Primo Studio - Film Beyond, and directed by Matteo Gagliardi, the film offers a fresh and original point of view, and helps us take stock of the situation in Japan five years after the nation’s biggest postwar crisis. The movie’s music is performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

Pio d'Emilia is a SkyTG24 correspondent and has lived in Japan for thirty years. He has just been nominated "Journalist of the Year" in Italy, for his recent coverage of the migrant crisis in Europe.


 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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