The Safecast 10th Anniversary global mobile livestream event held on Sunday March 13th was a huge success. With participants from 15 countries spanning approximately 20 time zones, the livestream resulted in over 16 hours of video streamed through Zoom and YouTube. We posted the full YouTube stream and five-hour chunks recorded through Zoom shortly after the event finished, and have spent the intervening weeks cutting the full stream into 40 shorter and more easily viewable sections. These videos are now available online at the SAFECAST TV YouTube page.
We have made separate playlists for The Ride and The Roundtable sections of the event, which allow the videos to be easily viewed in sequence or separately. There’s a lot there, alternately engaging, informative, and entertaining.
Over the coming weeks we will be posting highlights from the SAFECAST-10 video collection. First we’ll hear from some award-winning journalists and storytellers who have spent considerable time in Fukushima documenting the scientific and social aspects of the disaster.
Miles O’Brien has a long and stellar resume, notably as the science correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, and as a producer, director, writer and correspondent for the PBS documentary programs NOVA and FRONTLINE, among others. He traveled to Japan six times in the wake of the Tōhoku Earthquake and wrote, produced and directed three documentaries on the meltdowns in addition to a dozen magazine length stories for the PBS NewsHour. He has spent a lot of time with Safecast in Fukushima over the years, and provided us with welcome and knowledgeable media coverage. He joined the SAFECAST-10 event live from Boston to talk about transparency. He shared images and observations about his Fukushima trips, and reminisced with Safecaster Joe Moross about some of the dicier situations they found themselves in (In English):
Multimedia storyteller Ari Beser first met up with Safecast in 2015 when he spent nine months in Japan as Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow. His photo and video work has been widely published in leading media outlets worldwide. He is a member of ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), which became a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 2017. His book, The Nuclear Family, deals with both of his grandfathers’ experiences with the atomic bombs used by the United States in Japan during World War II, and was later made into an award winning documentary film. He is creator, showrunner and executive producer of the new documentary series A Jewish Life. Ari joined the livestream from New York to talk about his “nuclear” family history, the Olympics, and the people of Fukushima (In English and Japanese):
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The playlist for the entire Ride portion of the event can be found HERE.
The playlist for the entire Roundtable portion can be found HERE.