We Are All Radioactive: Chapter 2

A crowd-funded documentary series looks at how a fishing community in Japan has coped in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. 

"To some extent, everyone is shouldering emotional scars. Some people show it on the surface; some don't," a fisherman explains in the second chapter of We Are All Radioactive. "These days we have all this medicine and psychologists but in the old days, people just moved on. Why can't people do that now?" he muses. The crowd-funded documentary series looks at how a fishing community in Japan has coped in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. Lisa Katayama, who produced the project alongside Jason Wishnow, discusses the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here, where you can also find the trailer for the series. Watch chapter one here

Visit the website for more information about the series and the issue, including background on the characters and a history of nuclear energy in Japan.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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