Hitomi KAMANAKA 鎌仲ひとみ

Ashes To Honey


Nippon Visions   ½ 

In ASHES TO HONEY, the director shows the possibilities and future prospects of using renewable energy sources, which have long been widespread in countries like Sweden. The inhabitants of a village on a small island in Japan, 30 km as the crow flies from a nuclear power plant, describe their problems caused by the proximity to the plant. This is contrasted with a village in Sweden that is almost self-sufficient with renewable energy. Afterwards there will be a discussion with Hitomi KAMANAKA and Prof. Dr. Lisette Gebhardt from the Japanology Department of the University of Frankfurt.

Mitsubachi no haoto to chikyu no kaiten

Japan, USA 2010

115 minutes


Group Gendai Films

About Hitomi KAMANAKA

Hitomi KAMANAKA, born in Toyama Prefecture in 1958, studied at Waseda University before working as as an assistant director. She later studied at the National Film Board of Canada and worked as a media activist in New York. After returning to Japan, she focused on environmental topics and produced many documentaries, mainly for television.