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Mar Creation
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
Fukushima
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
Todos Somos Japon
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
Rokkasho
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
LF3.11
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
Kei Shimada
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
CRS Presents
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

Watch trailer

 

Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
film
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm

Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future | 2013
Kei Shimada — director
in Japanese with English subtitles, 105'
 
CRS, Think Act Change NYCLearn From 3.11Mar Creation, and Todos Somos Japon (now called Sloths Against Nuclear State) invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." This film shows us how the shadowy alliance of the Japanese government and the nuclear power industry have managed to build nuclear installations all over rural Japan to benefit urban Japan and the US military, despite strong opposition from the people living in those communities, and it also shows us the many ways in which the everyday lives of the people in these communities have suffered, sometimes tragically, as a result and how they persevere. They tell their own stories, in their own words, in such a way that their humanity and our complicity in their suffering cannot be marginalized.
 
Following each screening, we will have a conversation via Skype with the director, Kei Shimada and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The film includes two songs, "Are You Safe Now?" (composed six days after the earthquake) and "Nuchiyui," sung by the famous Japanese singer and environmentalist, Tokiko Kato, who has served in the past as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Environment Program. See her TEDxTokyo talk about what it means to live with radiation.
 
Director Kei Shimada, 53, is an award-winning photographer who started covering nuclear issues when the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine happened. In her fascination, perhaps, she found herself settling in remote Rokkasho village (pop. 11,000) in the northern Aomori Prefecture, where a large nuclear fuel cycle complex stands, the first in Japan that can produce large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium annually, enough to construct up to 2,000 bombs. In 2011, she was getting ready to shoot her first movie featuring Rokkasho, its residents, and how their lives are being affected by the nuclear plant. But, as the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing the tsunami that resulted in the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, she was convinced that she needed to add Fukushima in her documentary, now entitled “Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future.”

Shimada says of her film, “I hope I can show that we can’t coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future.”

Singer Tokiko Kato was born in Harbin in 1943. In 1965, she won the Japan Amateur Chanson Competition and made her debut as a singer while she was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. Since then she has had many hit songs and has made more than 70 albums. In addition to dozens of concerts at home, Ms. Kato's  performances around the world have included Carnegie Hall in New York in 1988 and 1990. In 1992, she received the prestigious Chevalier Medal for Culture from the Government of France for her artistic achievements and cultural activities. Her performances at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2006 and 2011 as well as at the ap bank fes. in 2007 and 2011 obtained great attention for their audience appeal across generations. Besides being active as a singer, Ms. Kato took a turn as an actress in the film Izakaya Choji (1983). And in the animated film Porco Rosso (1992) by Hayao Miyazaki, she displayed her charm as a voice actor.

Ms. Kato is an activist about global environmental issues. Following her appointment as World Wildlife Fund Councilor in 1997, she was named Special Envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Oceania to spread the word about the actual state of the natural environment that she has personally witnessed, as well as to foster human connections through her music. In April 2008, Ms. Kato reported on her activities as UNEP Special Envoy and performed live at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City (she resigned from her post of UNEP Special Envoy in March 2011). At home in Japan, Ms. Kato continues her endeavors together with the younger generation toward realizing an eco-friendly society, basing their operations at the “Kamogawa Nature Kingdom” farm in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture.

 

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Sept 20141211 am & 7 pm
gnosticnyc
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

From the 12th century to the present day, the object first described by Chrétien de Troyes as "un graal" has been the subject of much speculation. In this survey of both historical sources and modern commentary, Stuart Südekum will address the function of the blessed vessel as an object of contemplation in the western mystical tradition.

Topics of discussion will include:

* The textual basis of Graal legendry
* Connections with pre-Christian traditions
* Grail mysticism in Christian thought
* Heresy, Gnosticism and the Graal
* A comparison of notable esoteric commentaries

Whom does the Graal serve? After this lecture, you'll leave armed with the knowledge you need to start your own quest and find out for yourself.

meetup.com event:
http://www.meetup.com/GnosticNYC/events/187117212/

Speaker Stuart Südekum is a writer and educator currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of Feast of Fools, an educational event series on the art and science of mysticism. He has spoken at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) and written for _Heathen Harvest_, a periodical described as "one of the leading online magazines for post-industrial music." He is a specialist on the life and work of Arthur Edward Waite, and is presently preparing an annotated edition of Waite’s seminal _Pictorial Key to the Tarot_.
https://www.facebook.com/FeastOfFoolsNYC
http://heathenharvest.org/tag/stuart-sudekum/

GnosticNYC typically presents a lecture at CRS at 2pm on the third Sunday of each month. Admission is free. Optional donations are invited to pay for the room; the suggested donation amount is $10. Donations are tax-deductible, and receipts are provided upon request.

GnosticNYC is a tax-exempt nonprofit New York corporation for promoting the study and practice of Gnosticism.
http://gnosticnyc.com/

Picture: "The Attainment: The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Perceval"
Tapestry created about 1896 by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galahad_grail.jpg

 

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July 2014202 – 4 pm
Holy Grail
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

From the 12th century to the present day, the object first described by Chrétien de Troyes as "un graal" has been the subject of much speculation. In this survey of both historical sources and modern commentary, Stuart Südekum will address the function of the blessed vessel as an object of contemplation in the western mystical tradition.

Topics of discussion will include:

* The textual basis of Graal legendry
* Connections with pre-Christian traditions
* Grail mysticism in Christian thought
* Heresy, Gnosticism and the Graal
* A comparison of notable esoteric commentaries

Whom does the Graal serve? After this lecture, you'll leave armed with the knowledge you need to start your own quest and find out for yourself.

meetup.com event:
http://www.meetup.com/GnosticNYC/events/187117212/

Speaker Stuart Südekum is a writer and educator currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of Feast of Fools, an educational event series on the art and science of mysticism. He has spoken at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) and written for _Heathen Harvest_, a periodical described as "one of the leading online magazines for post-industrial music." He is a specialist on the life and work of Arthur Edward Waite, and is presently preparing an annotated edition of Waite’s seminal _Pictorial Key to the Tarot_.
https://www.facebook.com/FeastOfFoolsNYC
http://heathenharvest.org/tag/stuart-sudekum/

GnosticNYC typically presents a lecture at CRS at 2pm on the third Sunday of each month. Admission is free. Optional donations are invited to pay for the room; the suggested donation amount is $10. Donations are tax-deductible, and receipts are provided upon request.

GnosticNYC is a tax-exempt nonprofit New York corporation for promoting the study and practice of Gnosticism.
http://gnosticnyc.com/

Picture: "The Attainment: The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Perceval"
Tapestry created about 1896 by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galahad_grail.jpg

 

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July 2014202 – 4 pm

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