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Sennan Asbestos Disaster

Kazuo Hara, Japan, 2016, 215'

In 2006, former workers and the relatives of workers at asbestos factories in Osaka’s Sennan district file a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking compensation for the damage done to their health. Over eight years, director Hara follows the plaintiffs and their legal team, as well as the investigations of asbestos damage group founder Kazuyoshi Yuoka. Although the government had been aware of the health hazard, it prioritized economic development and neglected to implement regulations and countermeasures.

Director Kazuo Hara
Producer Sachiko Kobayashi

Festivals Busan 2017, Yamagata 2017, Open City 2018, Japan Cuts 2018

Projections
11.05 / 19.30 / Yugoslav Film Archive