Radio Interview about Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima - Michigan Radio "Stateside with Cynthia Canty"
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Check out the full article and the interview (there is a sound file) here:
" The film features a former plant worker, a man who founded a small village near Fukushima in the 70s who is now the only remaining resident with his wife, along with a teacher and the students of a middle school. As she began to learn more about each of them, she discovered that they all shared a love of music."
" While their hardships are unique, Shiiki says she believes everyone can relate to facing difficulty and the struggle to find their own happiness in life.
Shiiki says the film doesn't endorse living in Fukushima.
"I'm not saying Fukushima is safe, or this is the right way or this is the wrong way," she says.
She says nobody in the film makes a clear statement on whether living there or leaving is the proper choice. She says the film captures more of a "whisper" of their real feelings.
"I really hope each of you can sense that whisper, sense from their music, and then think from there what we can do for a better future together," Shiiki says."
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