HASHIMA, LOST ISLAND
The world's most densely populated civilization in history, and a full society of 5000 people living on and island 140 meters wide and 400 meters long existed for nearly 80 years until Mitsubishi suddenly closed the coal mining down. In the crazy ruins of a 20th century madness, walks one of the men who grew up, and was forced to leave in 1970. He tells his story among the almost untouched buildings, where remnants of daily life remains as symbols for a sociey much like our own. The man wants to make it into a museum, but painfully realizes that decay cannot be frozen, and even less restored...

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