This conference was held in London on 5th March 2015. The event was hosted by Green MEP Molly Scott Cato and three other Green MEPs: Rebecca Harms, Claude Turmes and Michel Reimon.
The conference brought together experts from all over the world to discuss the impacts of Fukushima and nuclear power on Europe in light of the recent decision of the European Commission to allow the UK government to heavily subsidise a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point C.
Listed below is brief information about the main speakers at the conference and links to presentations in pdf format where relevant. If you would like a Power Point version of any of the presentations please contact us.
Amrit Wilson, of the South Asia Solidarity Group, speaks eloquently against nuclear power – with a focus on nuclear power in India:
Facing the Palace of Westminster, Molly Scott Cato made a powerful speech at our rally on Saturday 14 March, 2015:
thousands of bags of radioactive soil piled up in Tomioka; Tomioka town with demolished train station; Ukedo town – 6km from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Both towns lie within the evacuation zone as do Futaba and Ookuma towns. The pie charts show responses to a survey taken in these four townships of Fukushima prefecture.
Screening of ‘The Radiant’ by The Otolith Group
As a part of ‘Those Who Go East’, Art Action UK will present ‘The Radiant’ by The Otolith Group. Curated and directed by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, ‘The Radiant’ is a film essay that looks at the invisible consequences of the 2011 nuclear meltdown. The Otolith Group explore archival documentation, sonic communication and the moving image within gallery spaces. In 2010, the group was nominated for the Turner Prize.
Venue: White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street, London N1 9EL
Tube: Angel Islington
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To commemorate the 4th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, there will be a film screening of “The Piano in the Shed” at UCL.
The film tells the story of Haruka, a 17 year old high school student living on a peach farm with her family in Koori, Fukushima. One year on from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, her family is struggling to overcome its destructions. Yet, amidst the chaos, Haruka finds companionship in her piano that had been left in the shed.
Date: 13 March 2015
Venue: Cruciform B304 LT1, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Organiser: UCL “The Piano in the Shed” Screening Project Committee, London Shakunage Kai