Thomas Nordanstad

The deserted island of Gunkanjima, as it is most often called, was a coal mining colony based on an island roughly the size of a football field. This was the most densely populated place on earth before Mitsubishi, the company who owned the island, closed the operation in 1974. Upon closing they offered the population to apply for jobs on the mainland, leading to a mass-exodus within only a few days of closing its mines. Thus, the island was left as if a neutron bomb had gone through it, with people´s breakfasts remaining on the tables, bicycles leaning on the walls, and beds still unmade. It is a harrowing place

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A reference page for the films by Thomas Nordanstad

Films made together with CM von Hausswolff here: Hausswolff-Nordanstad

Additional information by emailing me at nordanstad@gmail.com

or, in regards to "The War Reporter" documentary ( on Martin Adler) journeyman.tv

About the film here: journeyman.tv/61287/documentaries/the-war-reporter.html

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    We have filmed this short documentary in Tōhoku (Japan) 5 years ago
    "AFTER WAVE"
    In memory of all those who have lost their lives and their names on March, 11th 2011
    vimeo.com/158476828
    Many Thanks for your attention

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