Lisa Katayama says:
Last summer, TED film director Jason Wishnow and I went to Japan to visit a small fishing village destroyed by the tsunami. We'd heard from a friend that something unique was happening there -- in the absence of official aid from the government and NGOs, a team of young surfers was spearheading reconstruction efforts and teaching fishermen how to make a living now that they couldn't fish. We decided to film these surfers and fishermen as they went about their everyday lives. And when we left, we gave them digital waterproof cameras so they could continue to document their own experiences from their own point of view.We Are All Radioactive, Chapter 2
We started releasing the resulting footage online on 3.11.2012 (the 1-year anniversary of the earthquake) on our website, WeAreAllRadioactive.com. We're working with a team of top editors and sound designers to produce each episode professionally, and we're only unlocking new episodes only as they're funded.
The characters in the film -- who are living with this reality every day -- are following this film via Facebook and are among our biggest supporters.
We're just about $6000 away from reaching our crowdfunding campaign goal, and we're also looking for private donors or sponsors that can fund an episode in exchange for some major credit love.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.