“RadioActivity!: Films from the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan”
Open House Tour:
Thursday, October 11, 5:3o p.m. - 7:3o p.m.
Exhibition and Screening:
Thursday, October 11, 8:oo p.m.
Come explore the Interference Archive and check out our exhibit about the cultural production of anti-nuclear movements from Staten Island to Japan. It features artwork, moving images, and ephemera collected and donated by activists world-wide. A screening of short films will follow the open house programmed by NYC-based activists Yuko Tonohira and Sabu Kohso. Yuko Tonohira and Sabu Kohso are co-founders of Todos Somos Japon. The group works to release communicative political dialogues among people of Japan and worldwide through its bilingual website “Japan-Fissures in Planetary Apparatus” (www.jfissures.org).
The members and contributors include a wide range of people who have been protesting against capilitalistic imperialism, including the nuclear regime. Since March 2011, TSJ has organized numerous rallies, events, and teach-ins in NY.
Nuclear Ginza (25 min., dir. Nicholas Röhl, 1995)
We follow photojournalist/anti-nuclear activist, Kenji Higuchi, as he exposes the exploitation of the “untouchables” who were pulled out of the slums of Tokyo and Osaka in order to work in power plants. They were exposed to radiation, often without their knowledge. The film shows how Japan, having suffered nuclear attacks in the past, remarkably transformed itself within a few decades into one of the most “nuclearized” nations worldwide.
Amateur Riot (15 min, dir. Franklin Lopez, 2011)
Director Franklin Lopez focuses on burgeoning anti-nuke movement in Japan, following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in thisdispatch. He explores not only the anti- nuke movement, but the anarchist and activist scene in Japan.
A Letter to Lady Gaga (10 min., dir. Uzomuzo, 2012) A lyrical short protest piece by a group of activists called Uzomuzo, meaning “masses.” The video is a call to join the Feb. 19, 2012 protest against nuclear power in the Suginami-ku area, framed as humorous thank you letter to Lady Gaga for her support following the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster.Web Site: http://interferencearchive.org/
Location: 131 8th St., Brooklyn, NY (2 blocks from F/G/R trains at 4th Avenue/9th Street)
No RSVP required.
This event is part of 2012 New York Archives Week.