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Hitomi Kamanaka Tour (in North East of US)

October 17, 2011

Hitomi Kamanaka Tour
Tour Coordinator and Lead Sponsor: Chiho Kaneko
Nuclear Disaster to Sustainable Future by Hitomi Kamanka
Post-disaster Fukushima Display by Keiko Kokubun
Display and Update on Nihonmatsu by Chiho Kaneko
“Ashes to Honey: Toward a Sustainable Future”
2 hrs, 15 mins
Show Times/Locations
Montpelier, VT
Savoy Theater, 26 Main Street
Presentation – November 1, Time: TBD
Screening – November 1, Time: TBD
 Hanover, NH
Howe Library, 13 South Main Street
Presentation – November 2 – 11:00 am
Screening – November 30 – 6:30 pm
Brattleboro, VT
Presentation – November 2 – 7:00 pm
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street

Screening – November 6 – 7:00 pm
New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street

Northampton, MA
Unitarian-Universalist Church, 220 Main Street
Presentation – November 3 – 6:00 pm: Supper, 7:00 pm
Screening – November 10 – 7:00 pm

Hitomi Kamanaka, an award-winning documentary film director from Japan, first witnessed the terrible effects of radiation when she went to Iraq in 1998. Many Iraqi children were dying from leukemia after the Gulf War (1990) and the suspected cause was radiation exposure from depleted uranium warheads used during the War. She has studied the decades-long suffering of Hiroshima atomic bomb victims from internal radiation exposure, the nuclear contamination at the Hanford nuclear facilities on the Columbia River in Washington State in the 1980s, and the small northern Japanese village of Rokkasho, fiercely divided over the construction of a nuclear recycling facility.
Screening: “Ashes to Honey: Toward a Sustainable Future” (2010):
In this film, Ms.Hitomi Kamanaka, an award winning Japanese documentary film director, chronicles the lives of people in Iwaijima, a small island community in southern Japan. For thirty years this fishing hamlet has been protesting the government’s plan to build nuclear reactors across the bay. Can a small community fight the political and economic might of the nuclear power industry? She also takes us to Sweden in this poignant film to show how the collective determination of citizens can lead to a way out of reliance on fossil and nuclear fuel. Real people, real lives, exquisite cinematography. Enjoy Ms. Kamanaka’s acclaimed film. (2hrs. 15min)  
Sponsors: Upper Valley Sierra Club | The Safe and Green Campaign | The Citizen’s Awareness Network
The New England Youth Theater | The Savoy Theater | Chelsea Green Publishing
The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

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