The International Uranium Film Festival

The International Uranium Film Festival is coming to New York:

THE PAVILION THEATER
188 PROSPECT PARK WEST
BROOKLYN, NY 11215
718-369-0838
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About the International Uranium Film Festival

Climate Change, the Peak Oil and the still growing hunger for energy of modern societies: At the beginning of the 21th century the world is – like at the beginning of the 19th century – again in the search for a new direction. Is nuclear energy the solution for Climate Change and the growing demand for Energy as it is claimed by nuclear industry and scientists like James Lovelock, the author of the Gaia theory? Windscale (Sellafield), Harrisburg (Three Mile Island), Chernobyl, Goiania (Brazil): Radioactive and nuclear power accidents happen. Mining companies spreading around the world in search for new uranium deposits. And on the other side concerned citizens and indigenous peoples fighting against uranium mining projects in countries like Australia, India, Niger, Namibia, USA, Canada or Portugal. That was the background 2010 when we opened the film entry for the First International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) in Rio de Janeiro – it was one year before the Fukushima reactor exploded.

The International Uranium Film Festival (in Portuguese Urânio em Movi[e]mento) is the first annual film festival to highlight all nuclear and radioactive issues: nuclear fuel chain, uranium mining, atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, nuclear waste deposits – from Hiroshima to Fukushima. And the best and most important films of the year receive the Uranium Film Festival’s award, the “Yellow Oscar”.

After premiering in Rio de Janeiro at the Cinematheque Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Festival travels to other major cities in Brazil and other countries. In past years it traveled to São Paulo, Recife, Salvador & Fortaleza, to Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, to Berlin and Munich in Germany, to ten major cities in India including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai and now it is coming to Washington DC & NYC.

The Uranium Film Festival Team thanks the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brazil and North-America for supporting us and The Pavilion Theater in Brooklyn for hosting the festival.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14

11 AM – NEW NUCLEAR ANIMATED FILMS

  • HERR HOPPE AND THE NUCLEAR WASTE – Germany, 2011, 4 min, Directors: Jan Lachauer and Thorsten Löffler, Animation, English
  • FAIRLIGHTS – Germany, 2013, min, Directors: Ilinca Höpfner & Helge Henning, Animation, Musical, English
  • AFTER THE DAY AFTER – USA, 2011, 6 min, Director and Producer: Nathan Meltz. Animation/ Experimental, English
  • THE LAST FLOWER – Iran, 2013, 6 min, Director: Sima Baghery, Fiction, Animation, no dialog
  • ABITA. CHILDREN FROM FUKUSHIMA – Germany, 2012, min, Directors: Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, Animation, English subtitles
  • LEONID’S STORY – Germany / Ukraine, 2011, min, Director: Rainer Ludwigs, Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska, Animated Documentary, Russian, Subtitles English
  • HIBAKUSHA – USA, 2012, 54 min, Directors: Steve Nguyen and Choz Belen, Documentary with animation, English

1 PM – FILMS ABOUT NUCLEAR USA

  • SLOUCHING TOWARDS YUCCA MOUNTAIN – USA, 2011, 17 min, Director and Producer: Eve- Andrée Laramée. Experimental
  • THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA – USA, 2011, 92 min, Directors: Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce. Documentary

3 PM – ABOUT URANIUM MINING

  • TAILINGS – USA, 2012, 12 min, Director: Sam Price-Waldman, Documentary, English
  • SACRED POISON – USA, 2011, 30 min, Director and Producer: Yvonne Latty. Documentary
  • URANIUM – Canada, 1990, 48 min, Director: Magnus Isacsson, Producer: National Film Board of Canada, Documentary, English.

5 PM – GERMANY’S SECRET URANIUM MINE WISMUT YELLOW CAKE.

  • THE DIRT BEHIND URANIUM – Germany, 2010, 108 min, Director: Joachim Tschirner, Documentary, English, http://www.umweltfilm.de

7 PM – AUSTRALIAN ATOMIC FILMS

  • ATOMIC FOOTPRINTS – Australia, 2006, 14 min, Director: Pip Starr, Documentary, English
  • KINTYRE – Australia, 2012, 15 min, Director: Curtis Taylor, Producer: Curtis Taylor and Eleonor
  • Winkler, Documentary, Martu and English, English subtitles
  • MUCKATY VOICES – Australia, 2010, 10 min, Director: Natalie Wasley. Documentary
  • AUSTRALIAN ATOMIC CONFESSIONS – Australia, 2005, 49 min, Director: Katherine Aigner, Documentary, English

9 PM – FILMS ABOUT NUCLEAR BOMB TESTS

  • ATOMIC BOMBS ON THE PLANET EARTH – UK/The Netherlands, 2011, 13 min, Director: Peter Greenaway, Producer: Video Design Irma de Vries, Experimental documentary, no dialog
  • NUCLEAR SAVAGE: THE ISLANDS OF SECRET PROJECT 4.1 – USA, 2012, 87 min, Director: Adam Jonas Horowitz, Documentary, Marshallese & English.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15

11 AM – ABOUT HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI NUCLEAR BOMB SURVIVERS

1.15 PM – ABOUT NUCLEAR BOMB SURVIVERS & FUKUSHIMA

  • THE ULTIMATE WISH: ENDING THE NUCLEAR AGE – USA, 2012, 40 min, Director: Robert Richter, Co-Producer: Kathleen Sullivan. Documentary, English subtitles
  • HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI DOWNLOAD – Mexico/Japan, 2010, 73 min, Director: Shinpei Takeda, Producer: Shinpei Takeda and Eiji Wkamatsu, Documentary, English

3.30 PM – NUCLEAR BOMB STORIES

  • MOAB – Israel, 2012, 3 min, Director: Keren Zaltz, Experimental Film, no dialog
  • THE LAST FLOWER – Iran, 2013, 6 min, Director: Sima Baghery, Fiction, Animation, no dialog.
  • ATOMIC MOM – Japan/USA, 2010, 80 min, Director: M. T. Silvia; Documentary, English, English subtitles

5.30 PM – FILMS ABOUT ATOMIC WAR RISK

  • THE NUCLEAR FAMILY – USA/Singapore, 2010, 2 min, Director: Angela How, Producer: Angela How and Morgan Faye, Fiction, English
  • AFTER THE DAY AFTER – USA, 2011, 6 min, Director and Producer: Nathan Meltz. Animation/ Experimental, English.
  • THE RED BUTTON (CZERWONY GUZIK) – Poland/USA, 2011, 52 min, Director: Ewa Pieta, Miroslaw Grubek, Documentary, Russian, English subtitles.

7.30 PM – NUCLEAR WEAPON INDUSTRY & MOVEMENTS AGAINST IT

  • DEADLY DECEPTION – USA, 1991, 29 min, Director: Debra Chasnoff. Documentary
  • BEATING THE BOMB – United Kingdom, 2010, 71 min, Directors: Meera Patel and Wolfgang Matt, Documentary, English, Maddmovies Production, http://www.beatingthebomb.com

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16

11 AM – FILMS INSPIRED BY THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT OF CHERNOBYL

  • EXCLUSION ZONE – Spain, 2011, 13 min, Director: Omar Kardoudi, Fiction movie, English
  • YURI’S OMEN – Spain, 2012, 14 min, Director: Jordi Montornés, Fiction movie, English subtitles
  • COFFEE BREAK – Sweden, 2011, 15 min, Director and Producer: Marko Kattilakoski, Comedy Thriller, Swedish, English subtitles
  • CHERNOBYL: THE INVISIBLE THIEF Germany, 2006, 59 min, Director and Producer: Chistoph Boekel. Documentary, German and Russian, English subtitles.

1.30 PM – FILMS ABOUT THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT

  • ABITA. CHILDREN FROM FUKUSHIMA – Germany, 2012, 4 min, Directors: Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, Animation, English subtitles
  • WOMEN OF FUKUSHIMA – Japan, 2012, 27 min, Director: Paul Johannessen, Documentary, English subtitles
  • FOOD AND RADIATION – USA, 2012, 18 min , Director and Producer: Yoko Kumano, Documentary, Japanese/English, English subtitles
  • TOKYO’S BELLY – Germany, 2013, 70 min, Director: Reinhild Dettmer-Finke, Producer:: Defi- Filmproduktion, Documentary, Japanese/German, English subtitles

3.30 PM – ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT RISKS

  • FORBIDDEN GROUND FUKUSHIMA – Japan, 2012, 57 min, Director and Producer: Kazunori Kurimoto. Documentary, Japanese, English subtitles
  • ROTTEN ROCK (PEDRA PODRE) – Brazil, 1990, 26 min, Directors: Eve Lise Silva, Ligia Girão, Stela Grisotti and Walter Behr, Documentary, Portuguese with English Subtitles
  • INDIAN POINT – NOWHERE TO RUN – USA, 2003, 29 min, Director: Tobe Carey, Documentary

5.45 PM – NUCLEAR FILMS FROM INDIA

  • HIGH POWER – India, 2013, 27 min, Director and Producer: Pradeep Indulkar, Documentary,
  • Marathi/English, English subtitles
  • BUDDHA WEEPS IN JADUGODA – India, 1999, 52 mins, Director: Shriprakash, Documentary, English

7.45 PM – NEW NUCLEAR COMEDIES

  • CURIOSITY KILLS – Estonia, 2012, 14 min, Director: Sander Maran, Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School; Estonian Academy of Arts, Comedy Thriller, no dialog
  • ATOMIC IVAN – Russia, 2012, 91 min, Director: Vasily Barkhatov, Producer: Telesto Film Company Romantic Comedy, Russian, English subtitles

MONDAY FEBRUARY 17

3.30 PM – NEW NUCLEAR SCIENCE FICTION

  • HALF LIFE (HALBWERTSZEIT) – Germany, 2012, 20 min, Directors: Anne-Katrin Kiewitt and Alice von Gwinner, Production: Bauhaus-University Weimar, Science fiction, English subtitles
  • DOUBLE HAPPINESS URANIUM – Australia, 2012, 87 min, Director Cole Larsen, Production: Tom Young, Science fiction.

5.30 PM – INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT URANIUM MINING IN AFRICA

  • URANIUM: A POISONED LEGACY – France, 2009, 52 min, Director: Dominique Hennequin, Production: Nomades TV, Charlotte Hennequin, Documentary, English
  • URANIUM – TO DIE FOR (HAZMAN HATZAHOV) – Israel, 2012, 54 min, Director: Shanny Haziza, Producer: Sasha Klein Production, Documentary, English/Hebrew, English subtitles

7.30 PM – DIRTY BOMBS: ABOUT THE USE OF URANIUM WEAPONS

  • BLOWIN IN THE WIND – Australia, 2005, 62 min, Director: David Bradbury, Documentary, English
  • FALLUJA: A LOST GENERATION? – Irak / France, 2011, 48 min, Director: Feurat Alani, Documentary, English

 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18

3.30 PM – RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION ON NAVAJO LAND

  • GROUND ZERO – SACRED GROUND – USA, 1997, 9 MIN. DIRECTOR: KAREN AQUA, ANIMATION
  • DII’GO TO BAAHAANE: FOUR STORIES ABOUT WATER – USA, 2012, 37 minutes, Produced by Deborah Begel. Co-Directed by Deborah Begel and David Lindblom, Navajo with English subtitles.
  • THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY – USA, 2000, 57 min. Director Jeff Spitz, co-produced by Jeff Spitz and Bennie Klain. Contact: http://www.navajoboy.com

5.30 PM – RADIOACTIVE LEGACY IN USA

  • YELLOWCAKE – USA, 2009,10 min, Director: Brock Williams. http://www.boxcarfilms.com
  • NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE: A NUCLEAR INCIDENT IN LOCK HAVEN – USA, 2010, 73 min, Director: Bill Keisling, Documentary

7.30 PM – BRAZILIAN FILMS ABOUT ITS WORST RADIOACTIVE ACCIDENT

  • THE NIGHTMARE IS BLUE (O PESADELO É AZUL) – Brazil, 2008, 30 min, Director: Ângelo Lima, English Subtitles
  • AMARELINHA – Brazil, 2002, 4 min, Director Angelo Lima, Fiction, Portuguese.
  • CAESIUM 137: THE NIGHTMARE OF GOIÂNIA (CÉSIO 137. O PESADELO DE GOIÂNIA)
  • Brazil, 1989, 95 min, Director Roberto Pires, Production Laura Pires, Doc Fiction, English subtitles

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