New Documentary: “Hibakusha – from Hiroshima to Fukushima, Nuclear Capitalism Tries to Rebound”

A FILM BY DOROTHÉE MENZNER AND RALPH T. NIEMEYER CAMERA: SAMI ATWA PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: YUKO KELLER MUSIC: HENRI SEROKA  One year after the disaster of Fukushima victims have their say. While the young anti-nuclear movement in Japan gradually moves to the streets, to lead the nuclear madness to an end, government and nuclear industry corporations try to push back the so called safety of the nuclear plague in people's minds.  Dorothée Menzner, Member of the German Parliament - Bundestag -, and Ralph T. Niemeyer, independent journalist, went to Japan one year after the nuclear disaster, to speak with victims, with scientists, but also to speak with survivors of the U.S. atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Two weeks of meeting people, who became victims because of pure greed, and the camaraderie of policy and nuclear lobby. Two weeks talking to people, that fight against nuclear power and with experts, that do not mince their words, when identifying the cause and the culprits of the nuclear disaster. An approach to a country, that with Hiroshima and Nagasaki as no other has suffered from nuclear disasters, yet does not want to stay away from the use of nuclear energy. Japanese nuclear power plants – redundant for power supply, necessary for the option of building an atomic bomb. Japan one year after Fukushima. The nuclear capitalism rears up.


Documentary Film:  “ Hibakusha – from Hiroshima to Fukushima, 
…………………………….   Nuclear Capitalism Tries to Rebound 

This anti-nuclear documentary, ‘Hibakusha’, combines interviews with the victims of the current nuclear disaster with comments from those who survived the bombing of Hiroshima.  (Note: ‘hibakusha‘ (被爆者) is a Japanese word that literally translates to “explosion-affected people” or “bomb survivors,” generally referring to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. — wiki)

Directors:  Dorothé Menzner & Ralph T. Niemeyer

(Dorothé Menzner is a German politician (social-democrat), see  Ralph T. Niemeyer, also from Germany, lives in Ireland.  His own website doesn’t list his newest work yet, but have a look at this fellow’s interesting portfolio anyhow:;  his YouTube Channel is more informative and includes Japanese Press Conference and other screening excerpts, trailer, etc.):  –>

Website:  [German – Deutsch] [English] [Japanese (sorta)]

Camera:  Sami Atwa  (Germany –  Sami Atwa on YouTube)
Music:  Henri Seroka (from Belgium:
Production Assistant:  Yuko Keller
Length:  67 minutes

TRAILER: (In German, but mostly just images to music):

The film has been screened in Germany and France and will reportedly soon travel to the US and Venezuela.  (I don’t know when or where, but my guess is EneNews may announce it when this is known)

May 22, 2012: Article in The Asahi Shimbun (Japanese mainstream newspaper):

(annotated screen-shot – May 23, 2012). Click Image for full article:
(Fair Use: See my Disclaimer)

PS:  You may also like my own (2-part)  “One Year Later – Overview”, which includes the BBC documentary on the meltdown, as well as my visual map comparison of Fukushima versus Chernobyl:

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