Words we speak, electricity we use, food we eat, they are all energy. Where are they created and where do they go?
The paths lie in our everyday lives, and lead to all life.
Atoms, wind, the sun... all can provide electricity. Which do we want to use? That choice should be a basic human right.
── Ryuuichi Sakamoto
A local commitment that can change the world (From the director)
For 28 years, the people of Iwaishima, a small island in the Inland Sea of Japan, have been opposing the construction of a nuclear power plant that would endanger the beautiful waters around them. The fishermen and villagers of the island support themselves by their labor on land and sea. And the youngest, Takashi Yamato, also hopes to make the island self-sufficient in energy. But economic and political power are on the side of those who support construction of the nuclear plant.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Sweden has committed to abandoning oil- and nuclear-based energy. It is steadily shifting to renewable sources of energy as it moves toward a sustainable society.
How can we choose and create our own energy sources? The feelings and thoughts of ordinary people can join across national borders to create a new vision. Here, today, people are starting to create their own future. We can hear the hum of their activity, like the buzz of bees creating energy in tune with nature.
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