Rotten Rock

(Pedra Podre)
Brazil, 1990, 26 min, Portuguese with English subtitles

It is the first Documentary made about the Brazil's nuclear power plants, Angra 1 and Angra 2 in the Atlantic Rainforest region in the South of Rio de Janeiro. With ironic humor, it shows that the official safety and evacuation plans to protect the local population and tourists in case of a nuclear meltdown are just a joke. Worse: Angra 1 and 2 are constructed on a beach, which the indigenous population (Guarani-Mbyá) called once Itaorna: Rotten Rock.

“The idea of that documentary came up during the anti-nuclear demonstration April 1989 with the title: Let's Play in the Nuclear power plant! The film shows impressive aspects about the irresponsibility with which this nuclear project was being developed.”

Aramis Millarch, Journalist