SHOTLIST:

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Naraha Town, Fukushima - March 5, 2013

1. Mid of workers shaving grass and layers of soil off the ground

2. Wide of workers shaving ground surrounded with big black bags

3. Worker scraping leaves from the ground and carrying it to be dumped in the black bags

4. Wide of Naraha town's view from the top

5. Mid of workers pulling up the black bag with a crane

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Fukushima, Japan - March 2011

6. Waves spilling into town with vehicles in water

7. STILL - Aerial of damaged nuclear plant

8. STILL - Woman being helped by workers with radiation suits

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Naraha Town, Fukushima - March 5, 2013

9. Piles of black bags sitting in the residential area

10. Set up shot of Naraha Mayor, Yukihide Matsumoto

11. Close of Matsumoto's hand clicking on the computer's mouse

12.SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Yukihide Matsumoto, Mayor of Naraha

"The Japanese government pledged to reduce the radiation levels by decontamination process and have been working on it for the past two years. We are placing our last glimmer of hope even if we know that this is a difficult task to fulfill in two years. We would rather be sure to reduce the radiation than meeting the deadline."

13. Yoshimasa Murakami, resident of Naraha pointing around his house UPSOUND: "All around here up to the mountains is my property."

14. Zooming into decontamination worker digging soil from Matsumoto's backyard

15. Wide of worker digging soil

16. Close of an official paper at the entrance of the house indicating the level of radiation from December 24, 2012 recording 1.09 microsieverts per hour

17. Wide of Murakami sitting at the balcony of his house

18. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Yoshimasa Murakami, resident of Naraha now evacuated

"With all that budget used in the decontamination work, the government could have purchase properties from residents living in the vicinity of the nuclear plant to begin a new life outside in safe place like Koriyama or Iwaki. We could have bought a new house by now. We cannot foresee the future (of our hometown), so we can't move on."

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Tomioka Town, Fukushima - March 6, 2013

19. Close of police holding a stop sign at the check point of the no entry zone for Tomioka

20. Wide of the checkpoint

21. Police checking documents for drivers coming out of the no entry zone

22. Wide of Naoto Matsumura, resident of Tomioka feeding the cows

23. Mid of Matsumura petting the pony

24. Wide pan of Matsumura's home and Matsumura sitting at his coffee table having a cigarette

25. Close of Matsumura holding a cigarette

26. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Naoto Matsumura, farmer remaining inside exclusion zone:

"Revitalization for this town is impossible. By now, people found jobs and are happy with their stable life. Why would they want to return here in a place with no jobs? Restart the plant and work for them?

27. Mid of Matsumura feeding his ostrich

28. Close pan from ostrich eating of Matsumura's hand to Matsumura

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

THESE ARE NOT LANDSCAPERS PREPARING A YARD FOR SPRING ...

WITH MACHINES CLAWING INTO THE EARTH ... AND EVERY SCOOP OF SOIL ... THESE WORKERS ARE SCRAPING AWAY TOPSOIL ... HAULING IT AWAY BY THE GARBAGE-BAG FULL.

THIS IS NARAHA ... A TOWN THAT ONCE HAD 8,000 PEOPLE ... NOW DESERTED ... BECAUSE IT IS TOO CLOSE TO THE CRIPPLED FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT.

(Insert file/stills from 2011 disaster)

TWO YEARS AFTER EARTHQUAKE ... TSUNAMI ... AND NUCLEAR DISASTER ALONG JAPAN'S NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC COAST ... THE COUNTRY IS STILL GRAPPLING WITH CONTAMINATION ... BROUGHT BY RADIATION.

THOSE GARBAGE BAGS ... WAITING TO BE STORED.

THEN THE HOPE IS SOME OF THE SCORES OF PEOPLE DISPLACED ... WILL RETURN HOME.

(NATS UP Japanese)

THE MAYOR OF NARAHA SAYS THE GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED TO REDUCE RADIATION LEVELS BY THE DECONTAMINATION PROCESS, WORKING ON IT FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. WE ARE PLACING OUR LAST GLIMMER OF HOPE ON IT ... EVEN IF WE KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT. WE WOULD RATHER BE SURE TO REDUCE THE RADIATION THAN MEETING THE DEADLINE.

ALL AROUND NARAHA ... DIGGING ... AND WAITING.

(NATS UP JAPANESE)

THIS RESIDENT SAYS THE GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE PURCHASED PROPERTIES IN THE SHADOW OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT ... SO WE CAN BEGIN A NEW LIFE OUTSIDE IN A SAFE PLACE ... WE COULD HAVE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE BY NOW.

THIS IS STILL A SORT OF NO-MAN'S LAND ... THIS NEIGHBORING TOWN OFF LIMITS BECAUSE OF THE RADIATION ... NEXT IN LINE FOR DECONTAMINATION.

NAOTO MATSUMURA IS THE ONLY PERSON LIVING ALONE HERE ... SOME 7 MILES FROM THE FUKUSHIMA PLANT ... TOO STUBBORN TO LEAVE, WANTING TO LOOK AFTER HIS ANIMALS.

(NATS Up Japanese)

HE SAYS REVITALIZATION FOR THIS TOWN IS IMPOSSIBLE. PEOPLE HAVE FOUND JOBS, THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR STABLE LIFE.

ONE MAN ... IN A NO-MAN'S LAND ... ALONE, WITH HIS OSTRICHES ... IN A NATION WHERE LIFE MAY NEVER BE THE SAME.

LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS