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  1. Just 40 kilometres away from the Fukushima plant, Mikio Watanabe stands in silence by the tree where his wife killed herself. A farmer all his life, he is not much for words or for showing emotion.

    Yet when he returns to the home he and his wife built, he is filled with anger. The house and the forests surrounding it remain heavily contaminated with cesium, and while the government allows visits during the day, residents are not allowed to stay overnight.

    It was during one of those visits that Watanabe says his wife chose to end her life. "I was so stressed myself, and I regret I didn't see how severely she was suffering, it fills me with remorse."

    Before the nuclear disaster, Watanabe says her wife was always cheerful, enjoying their life tending to chickens, in this remote and beautiful area of Fukushima. But when forced to evacuate, they had to move to a temporary shelter, and forced to stay indoors. Having lost the life they so enjoyed, he says his wife slid into depression.

    "The night before she killed herself, she held onto my hands so hard, and refused to let go."

    The next morning, Watanabe was outdoors alone, tending to the garden, when he noticed a flame go up by a tree in the front yard. It was only a few hours later that he discovered his wife had set herself on fire.

    Watanabe is also suing TEPCO. It's estimated the company will likely spend $250bn in compensating residents and in cleaning up radiation-contaminated communities.

    What Watanabe says he would like TEPCO and others to realise is that the disaster ruined people's lives. "If I didn't live through this myself, I too wouldn't understand how tough it is. Things will never be the same."

    Aljazeera's Steve Chao reports from Fukushima, Japan. (Twitter @SteveChaoSC )
    Shot and edited by Matthew Allard (Twitter @mattaljazeera )
    Produced by Aya Asakura (Twitter @AyaAsakura )

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  2. // Malaysia: island life

    Filmed and shot on location in Malaysia: Kota Kinabalu Park, Tropical Garden, The Poring Hot Springs, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Kuching City, Sarak Cultural Village, Longhouse, Sandakan, Tawau

    Filmed and edited by Arthur Inamov (Russia)
    Color correction by Andrew Melikov (Russia)

    This video is part of the Malaysia, My Journey project. See others at Malaysia, My Journey

    // Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, GoPro Hero2
    // Editing: Final Cut Pro
    // Color correction: Color Finesse 3
    // Music: "Let It Shine From The Inside" by Vaisnava


    Web: artisland.ru
    Blog: artisland.livejournal.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Art-Island/101822833227154
    Twitter: twitter.com/#!/artislandcinema

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  3. WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY: vimeo.com/queuepolitely/princesoftheyen

    blog: hushhushvideo.com/

    This is imagery from our recent trip to Japan for our forthcoming documentary feature “Princes of the Yen”. Based on a book by Professor Richard Werner, “Princes of the Yen” explores the function of Central Banks in the shaping of economic landscapes.

    It is largely set in 20th century Japan and includes an explanation of the origins of Japanese National Socialist and Military expansionist Ideology, and the economic system developed by the fascists, which the Author terms the “Total War Economy”. It was this economic order, the Author claims, which was at the heart of the “Japanese Economic Miracle”. Why did it implode at the end of the 20th Century? How was it different from our own economic system? What are the mechanisms, which lie at the core of any economic order? Can the Japanese experience provide us with an understanding of the crises in Southern Europe? Can it shed light on other historical and contemporary economic crises?

    Princes of the Yen is an Information Documentary* that reveals the role of Central Banks in the construction of the dominant contemporary religious belief of perpetual economic growth and the resulting claim of the necessity of structural economic and societal change to private ownership and universal commodification.

    A film for the modern day heretic.

    Brought to you by queuepolitely.com/ in collaboration with hushhushvideo.com/

    Director: Michael Oswald
    Producer: Mike Horwath

    * To avoid confusion, the filmmakers would like to stress, that this is not a film about the promotion of one particular type of economic system or the political ideologies that may be historically associated with them. Its aim is to provide an understanding of the underlying fictional nature of all economic systems and their resultant order of power and privilege.

    Music by Labradford

    Canon 550d - Magic Lantern Firmware Hack

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  4. Chinese New Year 2013, Year of the Snake, China Town, Bangkok.
    Filmed on Canon 60D.

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  5. A memorable experience of filming in the pristine Cambodian landscapes.
    Made by Amit Dubey
    Music - Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra

    # vimeo.com/57925060 Uploaded 10.9K Plays 19 Comments

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