'Japan Lies,' documentary about veteran photojournalist, wins three awards
Asahi -- Feb 13
A documentary about a Japanese photojournalist who shed light on the plight of atomic bomb victims and the oppressed during his nearly seven-decade career, has won three accolades in cinema.
"Japan Lies: The Photojournalism of Kikujiro Fukushima, Age 90" has proved so popular that a Hiroshima theater is showing the film before previously scheduled screening events in the prefecture this spring.
Saburo Hasegawa, 42, made his directorial debut with "Japan Lies," which follows the life of Fukushima, now 91, who lives in Yanai.
Fukushima's photojournalism career started with his haunting pictures of the daily struggles of atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima after the end of World War II.
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