Nuclear filmmakers sometimes risk their careers or even their lives to do what they have to do. The International Uranium Film Festival provides these filmmakers a global audience and honours them and their work with the Uranium Film Festival´s Award and the festival's Special Achievement Award.
The award is a piece of art produced by Brazilian waste-material-artist Getúlio Damado (photo), who lives and works in the famous artist quarter Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro where the first International Uranium Film Festival was held in May 2011. For more than a decade Getúlio collects garbage and transforms it into "gold".
Meanwhile his waste-art is part of exhibitions not only in Rio de Janeiro but also in São Paulo and other parts of the world. Getúlio creates the award from waste material, that he finds in the streets of Santa Teresa. He uses also old watches to remember the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. Watches in Hiroshima stopped exactly at 8:15 in the morning when the A-bomb exploded on August 6th, 1945.