Fukushima Children's Documentary Premiere in the US
'A2-B-C' Tells You the Truth We Were Not Told
On August 10th, "A2-B-C', The latest film of Ian Thomas Ash, American documentary film director, will be featured at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. 'A2-B-C' is about the children of Fukushima. Many children remained in Fukushima and were never evacuated after the nulear meltdown on March 11, 2011. Now the increasing number of Fukushima children have thyroid cysts and nodules while some are diagnosed to have cancer. What will this mean for their future?
The film has recently received an award at the Frankfurt Film Festival in Germany. The following comments were from the audience at the Festival.
"At last, we could learn about the truth through watching this film."
"Dear mothers. I am deeply moved by your courage. We feel with you and share your worries."
"I am out of words! I am really shocked about the dangerous situation they are in."
Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown, some children in Fukushima are suffering from severe nose bleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts. Citing a lack of transparency in the official medical testing of their children and the ineffectiveness of the decontamination of their homes and schools, the children’s mothers take radiation monitoring into their own hands.