The International Uranium Film Festival will be held in Quebec City this year from April 15 to 25. Over 50 films about the nuclear age will be screened throughout the ten-day festival at the Concorde Hotel on Grande Allée. This special edition marks the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 29th anniversary of the tragedy at Chernobyl and the 4th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
“I am proud that this year’s Festival will be held in Canada,” said Norbert G. Suchanek, founder and director of the Festival. “And I especially like to the thank the Grand Council of the Crees for making this special event possible.”
The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) is the event’s principal host. For a number of years, the Cree Nation has been vocal in its opposition to uranium exploration in Eeyou Istchee, their territory in Northern Quebec. The Cree Nation will present, for the first time in Quebec, a short film on the subject, entitled The Wolverine: The Fight of the James Bay Cree. The Cree Nation also launched the #StandAgainstUranium social media campaign last year. Special film screenings will be held in Mistissini, the largest Cree community in Quebec, on April 18. Screenings will also be held in Montreal on April 23, and will be kicked off with a 5 à 7 cocktail, which will be attended by a number of celebrities.
Hundreds of international uranium experts will also be gathered in Quebec City for the World Uranium Symposium, from April 14 to 16 at the Centre des congrès de Québec. They will also attend the opening ceremony of the Film Festival. To find out more about the World Uranium Symposium, visit http://uranium2015.com/