The Lawyer and Director Hiroyuki Kawai presents how pioneering individuals, communities and companies are meeting their energy needs in Japan and around the world. Together with Tetsunari Iida, the director shows the quality and scale of the energy revolution that is underway in many parts of the world. Although the film presents the shift towards renewable energy primarily from a Japanese angle, it has a lot to tell about the political, economic, cultural and social dimensions of the energy revolution which is taking place around the globe.
Hiroyuki Kawai, Lawyer & Director: “I was truly surprised and impressed by what I found, by the quality and scale of the energy revolution that is underway. And much of this is little known in Japan where nuclear reactors are being re-booted and nuclear technology is being promoted and outsourced. But there is a movement here in Japan too, and a tangible sense of hope in many outlying areas. So, while the Japanese government is becoming increasingly isolated in their approach to energy, I believe that the revolution within and beyond our borders will win out in the end”