Lessons from Fukushima – Interview with Ian MacKenzie


From New Day NW:

Today marks the third anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, killing at least 16,000 people – and leaving nearly 300,000 others still unable to return to their homes and towns. Across Japan, candlight vigils and somber prayer services were held in remembrance of the men, women and children they lost on March 11, 2011, as well as the destruction of entire cities, towns and villages. Japan has struggled to rebuild tsunami-hit communities and clean up radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which suffered meltdowns and widespread radiation leaks.

A new short documentary visits the Japanese disaster through the eyes of a Buddhist monk and teacher. REACTOR – Lessons from Fukushima follows Michael Stone as he travels through Japan a year after the earthquake and tsunami. Director and documentary filmmaker Ian MacKenzie joined Margaret to talk about the inspiration for the film, as well as the situation in Japan now.

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