Abandoned Land

Gilles Laurent

In the evacuated zone around the nuclear plant of Fukushima, five years after the “catastrophe,” a few rare individuals still live on this land burning with radiation. The seemingly irrational yet peaceful existence of these diehards reminds us that, as a last resort, a patch of land is our strongest bond to the world.

2016
73 minutes
HD, Color

Director

Gilles Laurent was a tireless traveller in his job as sound engineer, always living in sync with his political, philosophical, and ecological ideals. He never stopped searching… at the age of 47, he directed his first documentary, “Abandoned Land.”