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Genre  Documentary
Country  Japan
Director  Hitomi Kamanaka
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Language  Japanese
Ashes to Honey movie poster
Release date  September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18) (Ishikawa)
Similar movies  Hitomi Kamanaka directed Ashes to Honey and Rokkasho Rhapsody, Into Eternity (2010), Nuclear Nation (2012), Being Born (2010)

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Ashes to Honey (ミツバチの羽音と地球の回転, Mitsubachi no haoto to chikyū no kaiten), (literally "Humming of Bees and Rotation of the Earth") is a Japanese documentary directed by Hitomi Kamanaka and released in 2010. It is the third in Kamanaka's trilogy of films on the problems of nuclear power and radiation, preceded by Hibakusha at the End of the World (also known as Radiation: A Slow Death) and Rokkasho Rhapsody.

Contents

The atomic age from hiroshima to the present ashes to honey for a sustainable future


Content

The documentary covers the long struggle of the residents of Iwaijima island in the Inland Sea of Japan to prevent the construction of a nuclear power plant across the bay. It compares the situation to Sweden, where models of sustainable energy are being explored.

Production

Kamanaka began filming the documentary in 2008 and completed it in 2010. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake took place right during the film's first Tokyo screening.

Reception

In a poll of critics at Kinema Junpo, Ashes to Honey was selected as the fifth best documentary of 2011.

References

Ashes to Honey Wikipedia
Ashes to Honey IMDb


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