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Since the catastrophe on March 11, Japan has been experiencing socio-political tremors of historical significance. Street protests in Japan are considered a rather rare sight. Shirōto no ran (‘Amateur’s Revolt’), is a group of creative activists, who fight for more freedom in public space and an inventive Do It Yourself-culture in the alternative area of Kōenji, Tokyo. The activists involved in Shirōto no ran organized the biggest demonstration in Japan since the 1970s, which took place on April 10th, just one month after the earthquake. This protest gathered more than 15.000 people demonstrating against nuclear power. The documentary Radioactivists explores the Japanese protest culture under the effects of Fukushima.
Germany/Japan 2011, 72 min.Directed & Produced by: Julia Leser & Clarissa Seidel