From a media release:
DAVID SUZUKI MAKES A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO JAPANâ€™S TSUNAMI DISASTER ZONE, ONE YEAR LATER
- CBC-TVâ€™S THE NATURE OF THINGS PRESENTS JOURNEY TO THE DISASTER ZONE: JAPAN 3/11, THURSDAY, FEB. 23 AT 8 P.M. (8:30 NT)
One year later, as Japan grapples with the aftermath of the triple disasterâ€”earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdownâ€”David Suzuki travels to the country to learn how the people most affected are responding. Featuring dramatic footage of the tsunami never seen outside Japan, Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 3/11 airs on CBC-TVâ€™s THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI, Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).
For David Suzuki, itâ€™s a very personal journey, as he explores the impact of the earthquake and tsunami and sees whether the Japanese people are re-thinking their nationâ€™s approach to nuclear energyâ€”and the entire idea of a high-consumption lifestyle.
â€œI found lots of ideas bubbling to the surface, focused on sustainable communities, food and energy,â€ Suzuki says. â€œThe challenge for the Japanese is that the great strength of the peopleâ€”orderliness, discipline and stoicismâ€”demonstrated during the terrible time after 3/11, also presents a hurdle. That is, there is a great reluctance to rise up and demand change. Where will Japan go in the years to follow?â€Â
Suzuki presents his quest for answers and finds that innovative technology and the re-assessment of conventional thinking might turn a cataclysm into a blueprint for the future.
Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 3/11 was produced and directed by Michael Allder. Executive producer is Gordon Henderson. This 90th Parallel Production for The Nature of Things is produced in association with Japanâ€™s NHK. The documentary will be broadcast in Japan in March.