Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown: Fukushima was hit by a triple catastrophe in March 2011. Five years later, reverberations are still being felt in culture – in cinema, theater and literature.
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Doris Dörrie returned to Japan for her new film “Greetings from Fukushima,” shooting just a few kilometers from the nuclear reactor. The German filmmaker tells DW about the location, losses and new beginnings.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan “cannot do without” nuclear power ahead of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s leader also pledged to bolster decontamination efforts in irradiated areas.