Letter from Rokkasho Village no. 1–no. 3(“Rokkasho mura tsushin”)
- Director: KAMANAKA Hitomi
2004–2005 Japanese Subtitled in - Color Video 51 min (no. 1), 58 min (no. 2), 57 min (no. 3)
Photography: ONO Natsuro (no. 1-3), MATSUI Takayuki (no. 1)
Assistant Directors: KANAMORI Shoko (no. 1), KAWAII Juka (no. 1-3)
Producer: KOIZUMI Shukichi
Contact Name: Group Gendai Films
Trust Shinjuku Bldg. 4F, 1-11-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 JAPAN
[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2005
[Synopsis] In Rokkasho Village there is a reprocessing plant for nuclear fuel. Villagers and supporters engaging in a grassroots campaign around the nuclear facilities, people associated with the atomic industry—each face reveals facts about Japan’s nuclear power plants and the Japanese people. The camera is in intimate contact with voices that go unheard in mainstream media.
Born in Toyama Prefecture, Kamanaka Hitomi joined the National Film Board of Canada, and was later active in New York. After returning to Japan, she produced many documentary programs for television. Her 4th film Hibakusha—At the End of the World (2003) was screened at YIDFF 2003. She has captured attention as a flag-bearer for social documentary.