Memories of Kawamoto Teruo

JAPAN / 1999 / Japanese / Color / Video / 42 min

Director: Tsuchimoto Noriaki

Sadly, in February 1999, Kawamoto Teruo, who spent much of his life as an activist for Minamata Disease, passed away. He fought Chisso, the company responsible for the mercury poisoning which caused Minamata Disease. Kawamoto carried on despite indifference on behalf of national and local government officials who turned a blind eye to the company for many years. Although many people praised Kawamoto's activism, he spent the later years of his life in loneliness. This video speaks as his will.

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