“Women of Fukushima,” a powerful 30-minute documentary about courage, survival and struggle in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku tsunami and nuclear disaster, will be screened on Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.

women of fukushimaThe program will include a panel presentation giving an update on the survivors. The speakers are:

• Michiko Kato, Fukushima evacuee, radiation patient and mom. She will give a personal account as a survivor of the disaster, from tragedy to hope.

• Gary Itano, former cyber security consultant at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. He will discuss how safe the current situation in Fukushima is and what must happen to address the disaster.

• Yoko Kubota, filmmaker, activist and radiation patient. She will give the background and bigger picture of the tragedy and what the implications are for the U.S.

• Yushi Yamazaki, doctoral candidate in American studies at USC. He will discuss what is happening with the survivors and their lawsuits seeking redress.

Donations only. For more information, contact Yushi at (323) 401-3035 or David at (818) 292-3568.

Sponsored by Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress; organized by Committee for a Safe Environment and Peace. Not connected to the Asian Pacific American Film Festival or the JACCC.

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