WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE - SEASON 1

A crowdfunding campaign video for We Are All Radioactive, an online documentary film project about surfers rebuilding northern Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on 3.11.2011.

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WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE is a brand new online documentary film project created by TokyoMango blogger Lisa Katayama and TED film director Jason Wishnow. It's about surfers rebuilding northern Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on 3.11.2011.

In the summer of 2011, a few months after the quake, we went to Japan to shoot interviews with locals, anti-nuclear activists, and global experts on radiation.

We also gave four video cameras to the locals so they can film their experience through their own lens while we're not there.

We're raising money on IndieGoGo now. Please donate + find out more at:
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Producer: Lisa Katayama
Directors: Lisa Katayama and Jason Wishnow
Editors: Alex Morgan and Yuko Inatsuki
Additional footage by: Hidehiko Ishimori, Kazuki Kasahara, Misaki Konno, Nagisa Konno, Ken Miura, Hiro Nagaike, Tomo Saito, Kazuya Satou, Autumn Ness Taira, Yuji Taira
Translation: Tact Sasajima
Web editor: Rachel Swaby
Web design: Digital Telepathy
Special thanks: Phil Day, Joe Sabia, Tomo Saito, Cameron Sinclair

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WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE - SEASON 1

Lisa Katayama

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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…


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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.

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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

    Thank you for visiting our channel! Please subscribe to watch latest episodes. And don't forget to join us on Facebook for the latest interactive features + news. facebook.com/weareallradioactive

    by Lisa Katayama

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