Programme

Fukushima : Vidas contaminadas

Noemí Ramírez / Daniel Verdú

Spain, 2016 / 10 min / Spanish, English / VR Documentary

Fukushima: 5 years later. During the documentary shooting, 70 000 people were still living far from home because of the persistent radiation risk. During one week, the shooting team visited many ghost towns surrounding the accident site, aiming to interview victims and sail on the Rainbow Warrior, at 1,5kms distance from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The film also shows reproductions of the accident and a map of the current nuclear power plants in Japan. 

 

Screening dates: From 2nd to 12th March 2017

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm.
  • Thursday: 11am – 11pm.
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Venue: ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Free admission to the ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg with access to the “BlackBox” exhibition room, the “Aquarium” and the ca(fé)sino. Free Night every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm.

Screenings
Sun 05/02 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Thu 02/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 03/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 04/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Mon 06/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Wed 08/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Thu 09/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 10/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 11/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 12/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public

“This is the first documentary produced by El País. This medium was chosen so the reader can walk in an area he could hardly get into (the radiation threat being important) and really feel empathetic.” Daniel Verdú, El País, 04/30/2016

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Awards
  • People’s award (silver) – The Lovie Awards, 2016 (UK)
  • Internet Video award (silver) – The Lovie Awards, 2016 (UK)
Cast & Credits
Screenplay 
Daniel Verdú
Cinematographer 
New Horizons VR
Production 
Noemí Ramírez / New Horizons VR
Coproduction 
Made with the collaboration of Greenpeace Produced by EL PAÍS S.L. with the collaboration of New Horizons VR
Distribution 
El País
Biography

Daniel Verdú is a journalist at El País since 2005. His main articles deal with culture and politics, he also makes documentaries and films.

Noemí Ramírez – Born in 1957, Noemí Ramírez is a Mexican visual artist who studied drawing, painting sculpture, ceramics… Some of her pieces were exhibited in Mexico, in the United States, in Canada, in Poland. She then used her knowledge to work in virtual reality on the “Fukushima” documentary.