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Film Screening and Filmmaker Talk: Healing Fukushima
Start Date: 2/28/2017Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 2/28/2017End Time: 3:50 PM

Event Description
Filmmaker Sulfikar Amir will screen and speak about his film, "Healing Fukushima."

 

In the wake of a triple disaster caused by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown, medical professionals in Fukushima, Japan are tossed into managing a cataclysm of the unknown. Caught off guard by the invisible, unquantifiable hazard of radiation and the scale of catastrophe, they are forced into learning how to handle radiation health risks faced by their patients and themselves.

"Healing Fukushima" is a visual chronicle of the difficulties and hard choices made by medical first responders on the frontlines of a series of nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. It explores their unsung battles to develop proper systems of emergency radiation medicine and radiation risk awareness post-Fukushima. Interviews with the personnel involved highlight the courage and humanity of these local doctors and their colleagues in dealing with disaster of unimaginable proportions, which reflects how the Japanese society copes with the worst nuclear disaster to date.

Directed and filmed by Sulfikar Amir, an associate professor of science, technology and society (STS) at the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. Written by Shi Lin Loh. 69 Minutes. Produced in 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Name: Lauren Farmer
Email: laf95@drexel.edu
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Location:
Nesbitt Hall, Room 111, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Audience:
  • Everyone

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