Where Has All The Pollution Gone?
- Masters: Legacy and Honor
|Program Note||Part of the Fuji TV-produced ‘‘NONFIX’ documentary series covering diverse themes and subject matters from various directors since October, 1989, Where Has All The Pollution Gone? exposes air pollution caused by Japan’s largest Kawasaki Steel Corp. on a scale of ten times the size of Disneyland. Since the steelworks started running, almost every local resident has been suffering from severe asthma which resulted in a 17-year long court battle with the company. Filmmaker KORE-EDA Hirokazu traces one civil servant’s involvement in the growth of pollution administration that took place during the height of Japan’s economic surge in the 60s and discloses the connection between air pollution and state policy.|
Hirokazu KoreedaKORE-EDA Hirokazu A renowned Japanese filmmaker. He gained inter-national recognition for his films Maborosi, After Life, Nobody Knows, Like Fa-ther, Like Son, Shoplifters, and Broker. He has also produced films for young Japanese directors.