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One Day that Changed Asia

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Broadcaster:  Channel NewsAsia

In just one day, a whole world can be transformed, and the effects can still be felt to this day. An act of terror can bring neighbours to the edge of war; a religious cult can attempt to poison thousands on a subway, and a natural disaster can contaminate the soil, earth and air for generations.

 

In this series, we travel to Fukushima, where some 10 years after a nuclear reactor goes into meltdown, the government is trying to do the unprecedented - decontaminate and repopulate whole towns in the area.

 

We investigate how the two Koreas’ game of brinkmanship in the 1980s resulted in a plane crash that reverberates to this day.

 

We explore how a terrifying poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway system exposes years of official failure to prevent a new religion mutating into a murderous cult.

 

And in Indonesia, we look at how an unprecedented natural disaster all but destroys a society but also triggers an end to a bitter civil war.

 

Through eyewitness testimony and dramatic newsreel footage, this series gives unprecedented insight into some of the biggest recent events in Asia.

 

 

Winner: Silver Medal, News Documentary at the World Media Festival Awards

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