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Directed by Thorsten Trimpop
Germany, United States, 2016


A small town in Japan’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy in the five years following the greatest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.

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Furusato Directed by Thorsten Trimpop

Awards & Festivals

DOK Leipzig

2016 | Winner: Golden Dove (German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film)



What are people saying?

  • João Martins's rating of the film Furusato

    We are in 2017 and there are still effects and consequences after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in nearby cities like Minamisōma, There, people want to comeback to their hometown but most of them don't know the price they will pay for that decision. A raw and eloquently filmed documentary showing the thoughts and feelings of people that actually care for their future. They know more than their politicians.