A documentary that recently began screening chronicles the experiences of Japanese communities hosting nuclear facilities and the high price paid by some of them because of the March 2011 Fukushima meltdown disaster, including farmers and fishermen unable to market their produce because of radioactive contamination.

"I hope I can show that we can't coexist with nuclear power and it is the duty of each of us to make a choice about energy in the future," said Kei Shimada, director of "Fukushima, Rokkasho and Message to the Future." Its first screening took place Saturday in Tokyo.

Shimada, originally a Tokyo-based freelance photographer, started covering nuclear issues in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine and eventually settled in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, the site of a nuclear fuel cycle complex.