Three Little Things on the Third Anniversary of 311

Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the March 11, 2011 triple disasters that ravaged the northeast coast of Japan.  As always, my thoughts are with the families still grieving the loss of loved ones, and those who struggle to find normalcy in a forever changed landscape overcome by nuclear disaster and uncertainty.  I’m in the process of writing a story about a Chicago photographer and sociologist who recently toured a town near the Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Fukushima and will share that soon.  In the meantime, below are some links of interest regarding the current state of Tohoku and its ongoing recovery.

Tohoku Tomo – a documentary made by three Chicago JET Alumni about the rebuilding efforts in Tohoku. The film premieres tomorrow at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Tohoku Tomo 東北友 – Teaser from Tohoku Tomo on Vimeo.

Unknown Spring – “an anthology projects that bears witness to the ongoing recovery in Tohoku.” A short documentary of the project can be viewed on Vimeo.

Fukushima: Don’t Forget – Stories of five Fukushima residents from Greenpeace International.

Author: Sheila Burt


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