The film begins in the small island community of Iwaishima in Yamaguchi Pref. where the local people have been blocking the construction of the Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant for nearly 30 years (although in 2008 the power company won its first approval that allowed it to begin an initial development stage). Ms. Kamanaka then travels to Sweden, a country that has been trying to phase out its dependence on nuclear energy since 1980.
Following on from the film ‘Rokkashomura Rhapsody’ (A Plutonium Plant Comes to Northern Japan 2006), Ms. Kamanaka’s latest film ‘Ashes to Honey (Mitsubachi no Haoto to Chikyu no Kaiten)’ asks us “How is it possible to create a sustainable society?”
Date: Wednesday 20 July 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
(including Q&A with Ms. Kamanaka)
Venue: New Council Chambers, Trades Hall
54 Victoria St, Carlton (cnr of Victoria & Lygon Sts, map)
Entry: donation (proceeds to go to Ms. Kamanaka)