in the 1960ies the search for alternative energy supply drew governments worldwide towards experimenting with nuclear power. in japan, 1971 – 1979, the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant with six boiling-water reactors was built. it is located on the pacific coast.

on 11th of march 2011
at 14:46:46 local time

a tsunami was triggered by the 9,1 magnitude tōhoku-earthquake. enormous waves of the pacific flooded the backup generators and set off what was the 2nd worst nuclear power accident in history.

japan is now heading towards an energy transition. still the country is struggling the environmental damage of radionuclide contamination in water and on the agricultural land.
in all this disaster and destruction,

our performance “lov-u-shima” sets free glances of hope and positive vibes.

by telling our story of love between two female workers, of fragile desire and loving care.
sketching the real-life efforts of planting thousands of sunflowers to melt the fukushima “snow”
& experimenting with mushrooms to redeem nuclear waste. it encourages the power and will to survive, and survive well.

wherever there is life, there is hope and love

  • peta klotzberg
  • peta klotzberg
  • peta klotzberg
  • monika jantschnig
    Key Cast
    "woman #1"
  • peta klotzberg
    Key Cast
    "woman #2"
  • erik willers
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    soundart, social issues
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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    diverse 4k
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Director - peta klotzberg