Haruko BOAGLIO, refugee of Miharu (45 km away from the central)
Little by little we end up believing what we feel like believing, in other words that the city we love is hospitable.
Haruko BOAGLIO, refugee of Miharu (45 km away from the central)
First release (french) : march 2016
Published by Lutopiquant éditions
“Geraud BOURNET’s work helps us to have a better understanding of the issues surrounding nuclear power in France. This serious subject matter is enlivened by his attractive and informative illustrations. Franckushima portrays the human consequences of the Fukushima disaster in a way that leads the reader to question the French nuclear energy model. Anybody who cares about nuclear issues should read this essay!”
“Franckushima the graphic essay written by Geraud BOURNET, presents a novel approach to the troubling issues which currently haunt the French nuclear industry. The book’s comprehensive content is rigorously researched and presents a diversity of perspectives, ranging from that of a watchman at the nuclear plant, to other witnesses of the disaster. A balanced combination of informative text and moving illustrations, Franckushima appeals to all who want to learn more about nuclear energy. It is of special interest to those who would shy away from a dogmatic antinuclear stance or a narrow-minded environmentalism. As the title indicates, Franckushima is clearly understood to be read as « Fukushima in France. »”
“This book is truly unique in its perspective. The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant explosion made it clear to those who were not previously convinced, that the nuclear energy debate should be brought to the table again. Successive French governments have denied the dangerous nature of this industry which epidemiological research has shown to have had lethal effects. This book of testimonials of people from all over the planet ties together their thoughts surrounding the dangers of nuclear power. If we want to safeguard human existence, we have an obligation to make this information more widely available and accessible as soon as possible.”
This disaster was a wake-up call. What do we know about the human drama that follows a nuclear disaster? Fact and fiction are powerfully intertwined.
In the beginning I felt intimidated, though after I got used to it. What was once extraordinary became part of my everyday life.
Physician, president of the CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information about RADiation)
Sociologist, researcher at CNRS (French National Scientific Research Centre) and assistant director of the CNRS North Asia office
Founder of CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measuring Station) in Fuckushima and director of CSRP (Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection)
Accredited teacher in natural sciences, co-founder of the CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information about RADiation), Member of the European Parliament, President of Nuclear Transparency Watch
Evacuated from Miharu (45 km from the Fuckushima-Daiichi central) who now lives in France, member of the Yosomono non-profit organisation
Resident of Miharu (45 km away from the Fuckushima-Daichii central), president of the collective who is in trial against the responsible people of the accident, president of the groups of volunteer refugees and member of many non-profits organisations
Physician, president of ACRO (Association for Radioactivity Control in Western France)
Retired jurist, member of the independant collective WHO- Heath and nuclear and “Sortir du nucléaire” (overcoming nuclear)
Director and multimedia artist, director of the web-documentary and movie Au delà du nuage, Yonaoshi 3.11
Director, realisor and author of the documentary A2-B-C about health issues following the accident
Filmaker, author of many documentaries about nuclear energy, of witch Récits de Fukushima and Welcome to Fukushima
Documentary filmakers, authors of the documentary Radioactivists about the protest in Japan in the spring of 2011.
Photographer who has met with employees of the central in 2011 and 2012, author of RESET, Beyond Fukushima
Photographer, journalist and author of Le dernier homme de Fukushima
Resident of Tokyo and involved within many antinuclear movements.
Freeter, former employee of the Fuckushima-Daiichi central
Former professor at the INP Grenoble, former business executive at Electricity of France Direction, expert in Nuclear energy in Vietman
Researcher at the department of international communications at the University of Okinawa
Graphic designer, antinuclear activist
Ruiko MUTO : « Don’t forget about Fukushima ! »
Brief description of the accident and its resulting issues.
Overview of the radioactive fallout in Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
In the time immediately following the disaster, how were the evacuations handled? A review of the management of the crisis through the lens of numerous testimonials.
Despite the order to evacuate, many continued to live in the forbidden zone. Commentaries of those who stayed.
The decontamination process has been ongoing since 2011. Is the decontamination effective ? How is it experienced by those who live there ?
Is learning to live with radiation exposure the only solution put forward by the authorities ? How was the reopening of the zones managed ?
Basics notions of radioactivity, how radiation exposure affects the body and « acceptable risk ».
30 years after this major catastrophe: a reexamination of the official health assessment is compared to the main conclusions of independent studies.
What are the health consequences of the Fukushima accident? Doctors and residents give us their point of view.
Organized protests have been active since March 2011. What are the main issues that have been raised ?
What has been happening at the nuclear plant for the past five years ? Several employees describe the situation.
It is now widely accepted that there is a great risk of nuclear disaster in France. Are our emergency plans sufficient? Are we prepared for the risks to come?
Original panels of Franckushima were shown from the 11th through the 15th of March 2015 at “La parole errante” in Montreuil during the event
La vigne, le bouleau et le cerisier.
A special exhibition based on the book will be featured at the former Musée de peinture de Grenoble from the 23rd of March until the 3rd of April 2016 for their “Chernobyl, Fukushima…” event.
During the upcoming year, the author will be participating in various events to present Franckushima such as the “26th of April appeal”, an intellectual, artistic, scientific and popular protest against the on-going radioactive contamination of the planet.
Franckushima is supported by the network “Réseau Sortir du nucléaire” (Get rid of nuclear France).
256 pages, 21 x 27,6 cm
First release (french) : mars 2016
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