The International Uranium Film Festival is coming to Washington DC - February 10-12, 2014
Climate change, energy security and demographics continue to determine the global development agenda well into the twenty-first century. At the same time, the nuclear industry portrays nuclear as a viable and secure solution to those challenges, and mining companies are constantly looking for new uranium deposits. Yet, nuclear accidents do happen, and when they do, have most devastating effects on local and regional populations. The featured movies will highlight some of those personal stories and will include the film Nuclear Savage, footage never seen before in the US.
The International Uranium Film Festival is the first festival of its kind that addresses the problems and challenges related to nuclear and radioactive issues. After premiering in Rio de Janeiro in 2011, the festival has traveled to major cities around the world, including São Paulo, Recife, Salvador & Fortaleza in Brazil; Lisbon and Porto in Portugal; Berlin and Munich in Germany; and ten major cities in India including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The festival is now – for the first time – coming to Washington DC.
Screenings will take place on three consecutive nights, followed by a panel discussion featuring film directors and policy experts.
Admission is free. All screenings take place at the Goethe-Institut Washington DC (812 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001). Please RSVP separately for each of the showings.
MONDAY – FEBRUARY 10
4 PM (Opening movie) THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA – USA, 2012, 92 min, documentary, English
5:30 PM – Reception
6:30 PM (Evening theme: Uranium mining)
TAILINGS – USA, 2012, 12 min, documentary, English
YELLOW CAKE: THE DIRT BEHIND URANIUM – Germany, 2010, 108 min, documentary, English
8:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Film Director: Sam Price-Waldman , Glen Besa (Sierra Club VA)
Moderator: Rebecca Bertram (Heinrich Böll Foundation)
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 11Register for this showing
THE LAST FLOWER – Iran, 2013, 6 min, Animation, no dialogue
MOAB – Israel, 2012, 3 min, Experimental movie, no dialogue
ATOMIC BOMBS ON THE PLANET EARTH – UK/Netherlands, 2011, 13 min, experimental documentary, English
NUCLEAR SAVAGE: THE ISLANDS OF SECRET PROJECT 4.1 – USA, 2012, 87 min, documentary, English
8:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Film Director: Adam Horowitz, Kevin Martin (Peace Action). Moderator: Katherine Fuchs (Friends of the Earth)
WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 12Register for this showing
ABITA: CHILDREN FROM FUKUSHIMA – Germany, 2012, 4 min, animation, German with English subtitles
FORBIDDEN GROUND FUKUSHIMA – Japan, 2012, 57 min, documentary, Japanese with English subtitles
ROTTEN ROCK – Brazil, 1990, 26 min, documentary, Portuguese with English subtitles
HIGH POWER – India, 2013, 27 min, documentary, Marathi/English with English subtitles