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This CFF project is being put together on the first anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011, that shut down the cooling systems of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The loss of cooling systems caused the triple meltdown, which became severe accidents like the one in Chernobyl Power Plant in 1986. This catastrophe terrorized not only Japanese people, but also people around the world.  As an organizer of CFF, I must confess that I had not paid much attention to nuclear energy before this accident. Learning from scratch, such as hazardous nature of radioactive substance on the public health and the environment, deep-seated social problems in the nuclear industry, gradually made me realize that nuclear energy is a demonic chain reaction in modern society. Along this learning process, I came across a 2004 Academy Award in Short Documentary film called “Chernobyl Heart – Children of Chernobyl” directed by Maryann DeLeo. This film showed that children in Ukraine and Belarus still suffer from thyroid carcinoma, leukemia and teratogenic risk. The irony I found was that the most abused victim were children who did not choose the nuclear energy by themselves. Moreover, the severe accident of this nuclear power plant has disintegrated not only regular life of the family but also the entire community. It also gave me a glimpse of a not so distant time in Japan. In three to ten years, many children near Fukushima might face the similar sickness posed by the nuclear accidents. I no longer could not sit back as an onlooker.

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