“Contaminated Home” shows private images taken by a family from the Fukushima prefecture, who abandoned their home, only 23 kilometres from the damaged nuclear power plant, in the first days after the earthquake and moved to Kyoto.
Since leaving in March 2011, the protagonists go back once a month for a few days, to check the radioactivity-level and compare it to the official measurements. The photo-series and the accompanying interview material document these visits to their “sweet home” in the woods. This pseudo-idyll makes the threat of contamination appear all the more unreal.
HD, colour, stereo, 24.30 min., 2014
(2.30 min. excerpt)