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Half-Life in Fukushima

Year
2016
Country
Switzerland
Duration
61’
Directors
Half-Life in Fukushima, Mark Olexa

Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone. Here, the blowing wind is the soundtrack to Naoto's lonely days, spent cultivating his land and feeding his cattle. Naoto fights to build a new life in this post-apocalyptic landscape, fearlessly facing the silent danger of radioactivity. He is a guardian of the past and the symbol of humanity's need for a change.

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Director: Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi
Producer: Christian Lelong, Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi
Operator: Jakob Stark
Editor: Marzia Mete, Francesca Scalisi
Sound: Graciela Barrault
Production and Sales
DOK MOBILE, Route de la Pisciculture 6A, 1700 Fribourg, Tel.: +41 079 718 48 91, Mark Olexa, mrkolexa@gmail.com, Francesca Scalisi, francesca.scalisi@outlook.it
Director
Half-Life in Fukushima

Francesca Scalisi (1982) is an Italian director and editor. Together with swiss director and producer Mark Olexa (1984). They are based in Fribourg, Switzerland, where they run the DOK MOBILE film production company. Their first feature length documentary Half-life in Fukushima was shot in Japan in S16mm and screened at Vision du Réel and at the Hot Docs international documentary festival. They are also the creators and the artistic directors of the Flying Film Festival, the first festival in the world to be held entirely in the sky. The Flying Film Festival is a short-film competition in partnership with Swiss Air Lines, with the aim of promoting short films to a wider audience.

Filmography

Selected (Francesca Scalisi): Gente dei bagni – Bath people (2015), Moriom (2015)

Director
Mark Olexa

Mark Olexa (1984) is a Swiss director and producer. He is based in Fribourg, Switzerland, where runs the DOK MOBILE film production company. Their first feature length documentary Half-life in Fukushima was shot in Japan in S16mm and screened at Vision du Réel and at the Hot Docs international documentary festival. They are also the creators and the artistic directors of the Flying Film Festival, the first festival in the world to be held entirely in the sky. The Flying Film Festival is a short-film competition in partnership with Swiss Air Lines, with the aim of promoting short films to a wider audience. 

 

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