FRS Film Screening: Healing Fukushima
Event Date: 24 Aug 2017 09:00 AM - 24 Aug 2017 10:30 AM
Event Venue: Singapore-ETH Centre, CREATE Tower #06-01
In the wake of a triple disaster caused by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown, medical professionals in Fukushima are tossed into managing a cataclysm of the unknown. Caught off guard by the invisible, unquantifiable hazard of radiation and the scale of catastrophe, they are forced into learning how to handle radiation health risks faced by their patients and themselves.
Healing Fukushima is a visual chronicle of the difficulties and hard choices made by medical first responders on the frontlines of a series of nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. It explores their unsung battles to develop proper systems of emergency radiation medicine and radiation risk awareness post-Fukushima.
Interviews with the personnel involved highlight the courage and humanity of these local doctors and their colleagues in dealing with disaster of unimaginable proportions, which reflects how the Japanese society copes with the worst nuclear disaster to date.
(Japanese with English subtitles; 69 minutes)
Directed and filmed by
Sulfikar Amir (Nanyang Technological University, Future Resilient Systems)
Shi Lin Loh (Keio University)
Sulfikar Amir is associate professor at the Division of Sociology NTU, where he teaches subjects on science, technology, and society (STS), and sociology risk and disaster. His research interests include sociology of technology, development, globalisation, sociology of risk and resilience, and city studies. At the Future Resilient Systems, he is principal investigator of the FRS research projects Understanding interdependencies and Modelling Complex Socio-Technical Infrastructure Systems.