Share the Experience
Meet the characters in the film.
An American woman who works as a herbalist
in Sendai. When the tsunami hit Motoyoshi, her favorite
surf spot, she drove out to the coast and enrolled
local surfers and fishermen in
A reggae-loving local surfer who has been living in a
container-style shack since his house was swept away
by the tsunami. He thinks the tsunami is a message from
nature that mankind has taken things too far.
A humanitarian worker determined to uncover
the truth about radiation, even if it means putting his own
safety at risk. His wife is pregnant with their second child.
An eccentric collective of multimedia artists from Tokyo
that took on several risky art projects in the months
immediately following the radiation disaster, including a
trip to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A veteran blue fin tuna fisherman who was tapped by his
community to become the manager of the emergency
operations center. He thinks young people need to be
tougher in the face of adversity.
A bartender who left his job and a sour relationship behind
in Tokyo to find a new lease on life deep in the rubble
A father of five children who uses recycled materials to
create beautiful functional things, like the benches and roof
of the beer garden featured in Episode 3.
An ocean activist from Greenpeace who blames the
government’s inconsistent monitoring activities for the
decline in the fishery industry. He has a child who loves to
Robert Peter Gale, M.D., Ph.D.
A former Chernobyl expert who believes that the people in
Motoyoshi have nothing to worry about radiation-wise.
Hideo Tatsuzaki, M.D., Ph.D.
A government official who humbly balances his role as man
in charge of nuclear energy policy for the prime minister’s
office with his conscience as a Japanese citizen.
In Episode 5, he admits that the government needs help
A hacker-turned-activist who co-founded a non-profit called
Safecast. Pieter and his team drove all over Japan to map
radiation measurements from the Fukushima exclusion
zone and beyond.
An organic farmer who found cesium-laced dirt on his land.
Determined to play his role in informing the public about
radiation in food, he started a blog and bought
a $50,000 machine.