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-An American Volunteer living in Japan suddenly finds himself Inside the 2011 Japanese Tsunami relief & nuclear crisis.
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What will the Kickstarter funds be used for?

-COMPLETION OF POST PRODUCTION EDITING - To make the film look and SOUND great so It can be submitted to Film Festivals. This will cost an estimated $5,000 alone.

-COST OF FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES - Each entry Costs $$$!! It also covers travel and lodging fees.  Submission to hundreds of festivals requires a huge marketing budget in itself.

-COVERS LICENSING OF TV, NEWS, ARCHIVED FOOTAGE - Covers any Copy written material in the Movie such as news footage.

-PROMOTION, PROMOTION, PROMOTION!  The more the movie is seen, the more the message can reach everyone!  Marketing this movie via Facebook and Google ads in addition to the grassroots social media effort, will be need to get the word out to everyone!

-Travel To bring the film to open forums around the world where not only can people see the film, but I can share my experience being involved in this disaster at Universities etc. across the world to promote the awareness about the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, disaster preparation and personal experience in radiation fall out.  We are truly all in this together.

DVD RELEASE - March 11 2012 via Web Order

Questions? http://www.facebook.com/chrisnoland or http://www.twitter.com/chris_noland

About the Documentary

A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in the clean-up.
Surviving Japan is a documentary by volunteer and director Chris Noland. It is in short, a documentary of the devastating events in Japan and the after-math that followed.

The documentary shows the humanitarian and aid crisis that faced the people in the wake of both natural and nuclear disaster. It features true stories from those affected by the disaster, the government and even TEPCO. It highlights the struggle in dealing with: The Tsunami clean-up, lack of Government response to the disaster, radiation plus the future of nuclear power after the accident, a possible Cover-up of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear disaster, and an uncooperative Government that dismisses legitimate health concerns while providing the citizens with little to no information about the effects the disaster would have on their future.

 "The continuance of using such finite energy resources will only produce limited results for a limited number, leaving the rest of the world out of the equation." - C. Noland

This movie is not just for Japan, it is for the world.

About How the Documentary was made

Filming for this project ended October 2011.  It encompasses the disaster and the following 6 months through volunteer trips to Northeast Japan. 

The film is in Japanese and English.  It has everyone from the Government, to the people to even Tokyo Electric Power. It features never before told stories about the reality everyone was faced with in this Triple disaster.  It is the only documentary to Cover the entire disaster from the time of the Earthquake by a foreign resident.  This is a once in a lifetime movie, You can never get the footage again, except here.

Who is the Director?

The Director Chris Noland is an award-winning videographer, Originally from America, that moved to Japan a year before the earthquake.  Chris Noland was a volunteer in the Tsunami Clean-up, food and aid delivery when the disaster happened. He was inspired to make a film about the events when it was clear people were not getting enough help or answers. You can read more about his volunteer efforts on the ImaginePeace website here: http://imaginepeace.com/archives/15129

Why is this so important?

We live in a world where Politicians can be bought and sold by the highest corporate account for special interests. One of the largest is the Energy sector. These politicians that want less regulation in Government produce these disastrous results.  Would Fukushima have exploded if the Government had ensured that TEPCO did its job?

 Because many people are unaware that even today, there is still a major problem with the nuclear power station at Fukushima.  It has dropped from the headlines to be buried.  The people of Japan have been left in the dark only facing opposition when trying to get the truth.  People are still living in contaminated areas without proper education about it. The truth is covered up.

People need to know the truth about how a nuclear accident affects them, because the next accident could be anywhere and the aftermath of a nuclear accident knows no boundaries, no racism and is completely invisible to the human eye.

I shot over 100 hours of film along with 100s of photos over the course of 6 months in the disaster Zones in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures by myself. Making it past the goal will allow me to release all the footage as DVD extras or Online. It is currently in the Post-Production phase and with your help will make it off to Film Festivals and distribution!

Thank you very much for all your support!

ありがとうございます!

-Chris Noland, Director and Producer

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