A film titled The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima gets top billing as part of The Short List with Suroosh Alvi, an online documentary series curated by the founder of the media company Vice. The film, which first aired on Vice TV on January 31, follows local hunters who have been enlisted to dispose of radiated wild boars that now roam abandoned streets and buildings in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear accident there.
Prize winner? Calling it an Oscar contender, Variety recently interviewed director Otto Bell and cinematographer Simon Niblett about their film and the challenges they faced.
The run time of the documentary plus commentary is a little over an hour.