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The New Normal - Thorsten Trimpop

The New Normal

Filmmaker: Thorsten Trimpop

The tsunami destroyed their homes and futures, but life goes on in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone. Featuring a teenage rocker, a horse breeder, an activist, a nuclear engineer, and a zen priest The New Normal is a unique portrait of a small town’s search for normalcy, just 15 miles away from the damaged Daiichi nuclear energy facility. Filmed over three years, as the full impact of the nuclear disaster takes hold of these five characters in surprising and disturbing ways, The New Normal takes viewers into the physical and psychological space of post-Fukushima Japan and creates a cinematic meditation on the future of humankind.