Indie short film shows what post-Fukushima Tokyo could have been like

The anti-nuclear energy protests in post-Fukushima Tokyo have increased in size and frequency, indicating the society's new attitude toward the energy source. One indie director decided to reflect this trend with his own take on what a post-apocalyptic Tokyo commute might look like.

Supported by contributors via Kickstarter, director Yukihiro Shoda brings an understandably light touch to the post-disaster scenario, envisioning how Tokyo residents would have lived if Fukushima's radiation contamination had spread widely to the country's most populous city. The film also serves as a grim reminder that 54 nuclear reactors are still present throughout the country's earthquake-prone landscape. Although the short five-minute film is mostly somber, there is a cool moment that shows how even in such an oppressive environment, Japanese schoolgirls might still find a way to embrace the technology of the day.

You can watch the film at the official site, or in the video below.

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