FUKUSHIMA – THE HOME THAT ONCE WAS is virtual reality documentary, where you can visit the abandoned villages and towns inside the Exclusion Zone of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The viewer will also meet six former residents, who share their stories and memories and guide the viewer through the empty streets and homes.
The viewer can move freely around using their VR-headset.
It has been presented at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Viborg Animation Festival, Oodi Central Library and Helsinki Cine Aasia Festival.
FUKUSHIMA – THE HOME THAT ONCE WAS has been developed at the CPH:LAB of CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2022 and at the Berlinale Talent's Short Form Station 2022.
The film has been funded by the kind support of the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK, the Danish Film Foundation, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation.
The film is co-produced with KHORA. Director: Timo Wright. Co-Director: Kohei Okada. Assistant Director: Junko Takahashi. Producer: Ada Johnsson.