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June 4 @ CinemAmbiente

“Fukushima: A Nuclear Story” has been selected to participate in the CinemaAmbiente Festival in Torino. The documentary film will be screened in the Piedmont county town Saturday 4th July at 10.15 pm at the Cinema Massimo (room 3). CinemaAmbiente is currently in its nineteenth edition and each year it showcases the best environmental films at an international level. The documentary film produced by Teatro Primo Studio- Film Beyond and directed by Matteo Gagliardi will compete in the Italian Documentaries section of the festival.

May 10 @ Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Tokyo

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Fukushima’s nuclear accident, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) in Tokyo presents the film directed by Matteo Gagliardi Fukushima: A Nuclear Story as a part of the exposition called “Italian Documentaries”. The screening will be held on May 10, 2016 at the headquarters of the IIC. The film’s director, the cowriter and main character, journalist Pio d’Emilia, and the former Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan will be present at the screening.

May 24 @ Uranium Film Festival

Fukushima: A Nuclear Story was selected to participate in competition at the Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The film is being shown at the Modern Art Museum on May 24
at 6,30 pm.
The International Uranium Film Festival is dedicated to all films that tackle the issue of nuclear power and the risks of radioactivity, ranging from uranium mining to nuclear waste. The horror of atomic bombs and uranium weapons, most evident in the nuclear accidents that happened at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl or Fukushima should never be forgotten, nor repeated. This annual festival has global reach. The Uranium Film Festival was founded 2010 by the non-profit arts and cultural organization, “Yellow Archives”, based in Rio de Janeiro. The next International Uranium Film Festival will be in Rio from May 20 to May 29th: 50 films from 22 countries.

#Press Review -> L’Espresso

(…) A documentary directed by Matteo Gagliardi called “Fukushima, a nuclear story”. Indeed, the term documentary does not convey the essence of this unusual work. Rather, it can be described as an example of contamination between the canon of journalistic reporting and educational in-depth analysis, with the relevant contribution of manga drawings (for the first time “made in Italy” thanks to Teatro Primo Studio- Film Beyond together with the European Manga Academy). The result is everything that someone who prays for a television that is modern and at the same time respectful of our past, may ask for. Culture and art, deprived of affectations and snobberies, frame the work of SkyTg24s reporter from Japan Pio D’Emilia. (…)

(Read more here)

Riccardo Bocca – L’Espresso (Italy)

April 26 @ Gdanks, Poland

The Polish premiere of Fukushima: A Nuclear Story 26th April will take place at the cultural centre ECS (Europejskie Centrum Solidarnosci) in Gdanks to commemorate the largest nuclear incident of the last years on the day that marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy.

April 25 @ Far East Film Festival

Fukushima: A Nuclear Story is being shown at Udine’s Far East Film Festival Monday 25th April at 8pm at the cinema Visionario in Via Asquini 33.

The Far East Film Festival, now at its 18th edition in Udine, is the largest festival in Europe to showcase Asian cinema. The festival is organized by Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche (C.E.C.) and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world every year.
The 2016 edition takes place from 22nd to 30th April and the programme includes the projection of over 60 films selected in the Far East Festival, a programme enriched by a series of collateral events such as the market for audiovisual aids. “Fukushima: A Nuclear Story” will be presented in the official selection non competitive section.

#Press Review -> The Japan Times

‘Fukushima: A Nuclear Story’ stands out among 3/11 documentaries

The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster has been examined in hundreds of documentaries to date, counting all media, nationalities and languages. But “Fukushima: A Nuclear Story” stands out for one simple, powerful reason: Its central figure, Italian journalist Pio d’Emilia, was among the first foreign reporters allowed on the scene after the earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant. (…)

(Read more here)