WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE - SEASON 1

In Chapter 1, we meet Autumn, an American woman living in Sendai. When the tsunami hit Motoyoshi, her favorite surf spot, she drove out to the coast and enrolled local surfers and fishermen in reconstruction projects.

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We Are All Radioactive is an episodic documentary film created by San Francisco-based journalist Lisa Katayama and TEDTalks creator Jason Wishnow. It tells the story of a community of young surfers who are helping to rebuild a small coastal town destroyed by the tsunami in Japan in March 2011. Motoyoshi was a secret surf spot for ocean enthusiasts from Sendai. When the tsunami swept away the people and buildings there, a team of young surfers drove out to the coast, pitched tents on unaffected patches of land, and started helping generations of fisherman become entrepreneurs so they could spearhead their own reconstruction projects and develop new business ideas. 

Seven short themed chapters make up Season 1. Half the footage is shot by our team, and the other half is shot by the locals themselves. The first half of the series was entirely crowdfunded. All the episodes are subtitled in Japanese and English.

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This video features the following music:
"Elegy" by Tycho from the album Dive (2011), courtesy Ghostly International
"Gem" by Matthew Dear from the album Black City (2010), courtesy Ghostly International

THE FILMMAKERS
Lisa Katayama (Writer/Producer/Director)
Lisa is a journalist who writes about Japanese culture for Wired, Boing Boing, The New York Times Magazine, and NPR. She's spoken publicly about Japanese culture at major conferences in Japan, Singapore, and the US. She's best known online for the award-nominated blog TokyoMango and for founding the design thinking boot camp The Tofu Project.

Jason Wishnow (Writer/Producer/Director)
Jason is the filmmaker behind TEDTalks, the award winning video series watched nearly one billion times. Wishnow works at the intersection of film and emerging technologies and has been called an “online-video virtuoso” (New York Times, 2009), the “enfant terrible of digital film” (The Guardian, 2000), and one of the ten most influential digital filmmakers of 1999 (RES Magazine).

WHERE IT ALL TAKES PLACE
The film takes place in Motoyoshi, a small fishing village in Miyagi Prefecture, 100 miles north of the Fukushima Number One Power Plant: http://goo.gl/maps/HDxi

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WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE - SEASON 1

Lisa Katayama

Visit us online: WWW.WEAREALLRADIOACTIVE.COM

We Are All Radioactive is an episodic documentary film created by San Francisco-based journalist Lisa Katayama and TEDTalks creator Jason Wishnow. It tells the story of a community of young surfers…


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Visit us online: WWW.WEAREALLRADIOACTIVE.COM

We Are All Radioactive is an episodic documentary film created by San Francisco-based journalist Lisa Katayama and TEDTalks creator Jason Wishnow. It tells the story of a community of young surfers who are helping to rebuild a small coastal town destroyed by the tsunami in Japan in March 2011. Motoyoshi was a secret surf spot for ocean enthusiasts from Sendai. When the tsunami swept away the people and buildings there, a team of young surfers drove out to the coast, pitched tents on unaffected patches of land, and started helping generations of fisherman become entrepreneurs so they could spearhead their own reconstruction projects and develop new business ideas. 

Seven short themed chapters make up Season 1. Half the footage is shot by our team, and the other half is shot by the locals themselves. The first half of the series was entirely crowdfunded. All the episodes are subtitled in Japanese and English.

Join the conversation on our Facebook fan page:
facebook.com/weareallradioactive

THE FILMMAKERS
Lisa Katayama (Writer/Producer/Director)
Lisa is a journalist who writes about Japanese culture for Wired, Boing Boing, The New York Times Magazine, and NPR. She's spoken publicly about Japanese culture at major conferences in Japan, Singapore, and the US. She's best known online for the award-nominated blog TokyoMango and for founding the design thinking boot camp The Tofu Project.

Jason Wishnow (Writer/Producer/Director)
Jason is the filmmaker behind TEDTalks, the award winning video series watched nearly one billion times. Wishnow works at the intersection of film and emerging technologies and has been called an “online-video virtuoso” (New York Times, 2009), the “enfant terrible of digital film” (The Guardian, 2000), and one of the ten most influential digital filmmakers of 1999 (RES Magazine).

LOCATION
The film takes place in Motoyoshi, a small fishing village in Miyagi Prefecture, 100 miles north of the Fukushima Number One Power Plant: http://goo.gl/maps/HDxi

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  • SMALL CREATIVE UNIT

    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

    by SMALL CREATIVE UNIT

  • rusty case

    Gosh,it's nice little video... Ihopeu got the radiation thing figgered out by now. I would not surf sendai.

    by rusty case

  • Lisa Katayama

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    by Lisa Katayama

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