Kat Kramers New Documentary FALLOUT
By Ric O'Barry
Earth Island Institute
My friend Kat Kramer has been a long-time animal welfare supporter and sponsor of many excellent projects, including her annual "Kat Kramer's Films that Changed the World" screenings of important films and documentaries. This year, Kat has asked me to introduce the documentary Fallout, about her father's seminal film, On the Beach, dealing with the end of the world following a nuclear war.
Kat is the daughter of the late great director Stanley Kramer, who brought us such important films as Judgment at Nuremberg, Inherit the Wind, The Wild One, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
I will also be introducing one of America's most important voices for ending nuclear power and war: Dr. Helen Caldicott.
I have been traveling to Japan since 2003, trying to prevent the slaughter of dolphins going on in the small town of Taiji. The Japanese people have been lied to repeatedly by their government about Taiji, dolphins and whaling.
With the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's coast due to the tsunami, generated by a powerful earthquake, many in Japan are questioning their government for the first time. They were told nuclear power is safe (as we have been told by our government in the US, despite the problems of Three Mile Island).
Fukushima is reportedly spilling contaminated water into the ocean at a frightful rate. Should there be further problems and complications with the clean-up, the plant could contaminate the ocean extensively.
I've been up to areas on the fringe of Fukushima, helping local people out by delivering food and water. You see, all the stores are closed now, and the government wants the local people to move elsewhere. But many of them have no place to go. It is a nightmare.
You can see the trailer for Fallout here:
I thank Kat Kramer and the production team behind Fallout and other important documentaries that are getting the word out about the dangers of nuclear power and nuclear war.
Let's hope we will shut down the nuke plants and get rid of the nuke weapons, before they get rid of us!
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