Art & Design

'Our friends in Fukushima’: screening and discussion

29 november 2017, Glasgow

This will be held at Moving Image Archive Access Space at the end of a long corridor of Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Free and open to the public.


‘Hope’ was the focus of our thoughts for a while after the East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, which triggered an accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Where and how could we find it?

We saw a glimpse of hope in a group of Fukushima University scientists who formed a radiation assessment team voluntarily after the nuclear accident, measured environmental radiation of Fukushima Prefecture, and made a radiation map of Fukushima. At the time of the accident, the university had neither a research group on nuclear issues nor facilities, and these scientists were not specialists on nuclear issues. Why and how did they make the map?

This is the first of the five Fukuhsima documentaries Japan Desk Scotland has made so far.


In addition, a 1963 film, 'Japanese journey' (20 mins), will be screened from 6pm.

This is the second of 'Japanese Journeys' series at Kelvin Hall.
It is part of 'Glasgow Legacy - Documentaries' supported by BEMIS Scotland via the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate diverse, multicultural celebrations.


Admission Free


It is also supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

29 November 2017, from 6.030pm

Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8AW

Japan Desk Scotland