Ashes To Honey (2010)
In Seto Island Sea, Japan the tiny island of Iwaishima is at war. A government approved nuclear power plant is planned to be built in the bay which threatens the lifestyle of the island’s inhabitants.
Hitomi Kamanka’s Ashes to Honey does not simply chronicle the Iwashiman people’s self-sustaining lifestyle and struggles against the Energina Company however, it also compares, at a governmental level, Japan’s energy legislation to that of Sweeden, a country who has all together rejected nuclear energy use. Kamanaka’s documentary boasts Sweeden’s renewable energy initiatives as an example by which other countries should follow.