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Guilles Laurent - 2016 - Belgium - 73'

In the evacuated zone around the nuclear plant of Fukushima, 5 years after the “catastrophe”, a few sparse individuals still live in this abandoned land, burning with radiation. This film follows them in their daily lives at the moment when the works of “decontamination” orchestrated by the Japanese government seems pretty derisory given the scale of the quake on both the human and environmental levels. The apparently peaceful and rationally irrational existence of these few diehards is in all points a question of survival and reminds us that a patch of land is, in the final analysis, our strongest bond to the world.