A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky

A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky
  • Wednesday, May 25, 17:15 Naxoshalle Kino
  • 抱く {HUG}
    Daku {HUG}
  • Japan 2014, Blu-ray, 69 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Tomoko KANA
  • Production: Horizon Features
  • Camera: Yukio MINAMI, Masatoshi MUKAIYAMA
  • World sales: Taskovski Films
  • German premiere in the presence of the director


In the days after the meltdown at the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, filmmaker Tomoko KANA found out that Fukushima Daiichi had begun producing electricity on her birthday 40 years ago. After visiting the evacuation zone, she learned that she was pregnant. From that moment on, the fear of radioactivity became a highly personal issue for her.

Director Bio
Born in Tokyo in 1971, Tomoko KANA started her career as a news director at NHK, and then became an independent filmmaker and scriptwriter in 2000. Her first narrative screenplay TWO BY THE RIVER won the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award. Her third documentary film, BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS (executive producer Hirokazu KOREEDA) won the Asia Cinema Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2009.

2001 Mardiyem – What Happened to Her Life (Mardiyem – Kanojo no jinsei ni okita koto); 2004 From the Land of Bitter Tears (Nigai namida no daichi kara); 2009 Beautiful Islands (Beautiful Islands – Kiko hendo shizumu shima no kioku), 2012 Iwasaki Chihiro (Iwasaki Chihiro – 27sai no tabidachi)

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