28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

ji-hlavadok-revuecdfEmerging producersInspiration Forum
WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima!
WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima!
WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima!

WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima!

director: Tomáš Krupa
original title: WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima !
country: Slovakia
year: 2022
running time: 12 min.

synopsis

Naoto Matsumara is the only person permanently residing around the Fukushima nuclear power plant where, in 2011, a major nuclear incident occurred. Matsumara decided to stay in this exclusion zone and now devotes his time to taking care of the abandoned animals. This observational documentary is a reflection on the disasters caused by man-made technology and on the environmental crisis and its consequences. The film is part of the We Have to Survive documentary project, which aims to draw attention to the current and future effects of the climate crisis.

“That's mankind. They all agree so long as it's comfortable for them. If there are hard times, nobody cooperates. And that's how we'll end up.” (Naoto Matsumara)

biography

Director, screenwriter, and producer Tomáš Krupa (* 1983) graduated in documentary filmmaking from the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica and made his debut in 2012 with the film Graduates – Freedom Is Not for Free. In 2013, he founded the production company Hailstone, which focuses on independent documentaries. His international co-production The Good Death (2018) was shown at Ji.hlava and Berlinale IFF and is noted for winning the Czech Competition at One World IDFF (2019), the 2021 “Only the Best Award” for Best Documentary / Feature Film, and the 2020 “Sun in a Net Award” for Best Documentary Feature.

more about film

director: Tomáš Krupa
cast: Naoto Matsumura
producer: Tomáš Krupa, Roman Genský
script: Tomáš Krupa
photography: Martin Čech
editing: Peter Kudlička
music: Bersarin Quartett
sound: Miloš Hanzély
executive producer: Henrieta Cvangová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
GEMO
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Aktuálně.cz
Respekt
Dafilms