2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest
2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest
2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest
2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest
2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest

2018 Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest

The International Uranium Film Festival returns to the Diné Nation with additional screenings throughout Arizona & New Mexico. Program download here.

The issue of nuclear power is not only an issue of the Diné / Navajo Nation, who suffered for decades because of uranium mining. All people should be informed about the risks of uranium, nuclear weapons and the whole nuclear fuel chain. For that the International Uranium Film Festival travelled in 2013 for the first time to the American Southwest and Window Rock. Now in an effort to keep people informed and aware, particularly during this critical time of escalating nuclear threats, the International Uranium Film Festival returns to the U.S. Southwest in 2018.  

It is through the courage of independent film makers that the horrid truth of the Nuclear Beast is exposed and denounced. This year’s International Uranium Film Festival will feature films addressing uranium-related topics including contamination in India and on Diné lands resulting from the disposal of nuclear waste and the mining of uranium, and the legacy of atomic bomb production and testing.

Los Alamos, the birthplace of the Atomic Bomb maintains its culture of secrecy, a practice which began with the inception of the Manhattan project. The films we bring to the public help to break the bubble of secrecy which the US government and multi-billon dollar corporations continue to operate under, hiding the truth about harm the nuclear industry causes to our land, water, people, communities and all living beings.

We extend our most sincere gratitude to the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, the Anna and Max Levinson Foundation, McCune Foundation and the Western Mining Action Network for their support making this Festival possible. Additional Festival partners and sponsors include: the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute; Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment; Beyond Nuclear; Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety; Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund; Gallup Solar; Interfaith Worker Justice New Mexico; New Mexico Environmental Law Center; New Mexico Health Equity Partnership; New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light; Nuclear Watch New Mexico; Southwest Research & Information Center; and Tewa Women United.

Anna Marie Rondon, Executive Director New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute

Susan Gordon, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

Norbert G. Suchanek, General Director International Uranium Film Festival

The schedule for the U.S. Southwest tour of the 2018 International Uranium Film Festival is as follows (Entry Free!)

Uranium Film Festival Poster by Klee Benally

WINDOW ROCK - November 29th and 30th and December 1st, Navajo Nation Museum, Hwy 264 & Post Office Loop

FLAGSTAFF - December 2nd, Northern AZ University, Native American Cultural Center, 318 W McCreary

ALBUQUERQUE - December 6th, Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave

GRANTS - December 7th, NM State University Campus, Martinez Hall, 1500 Third St

SANTA FE - December 9th, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave

TUCSON -  December 12th, YWCA Tucson, Frances McClelland Community Center 525 N. Bonita Ave

 

Further information / Contact
Norbert G. Suchanek
General Director 
International Uranium Film Festival
info@uraniumfilmfestival.org
www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

Anna Marie Rondon, Executive Director 
New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute
505-906-2671 (c)
nmsjei@gmail.com

 

The International Uranium Film Festival kindly asks for your support and welcomes any donation.

Photos from the 2013 Uranium Film Festival in Window Rock.