Eighty-one-year-old Saichi Ouchi is one of only eight people in human history to be twice exposed to nuclear radiation. A victim of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Saichi was sequestered at a nursing care facility just 20 kilometers from the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant when several of the reactors experienced full nuclear meltdown following the tsunami in March 2011. Nearby, the farm where he was born—and where his wife and son still lived—became a contamination zone, and subject to the devastating evacuations that tore apart families and communities. The film examines Japan's nuclear legacy as the Ouichi family faces an invisible threat and uncertainty as to whether they will ever be able to return home.
Currently in Production - made in collaboration with Principle Pictures
Directors: Beth Balaban and Beth Murphy
Producers: Beth Balaban and Beth Murphy
Editor: Beth Balaban
DP: Beth Balaban
Associate Producer: Nathan Tisdale