Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it

The International Uranium Film Festival is dedicated to all films about nuclear power and the risks of radioactivity, from uranium mining to nuclear waste. It throws light on all nuclear issues. About one year before the Fukushima reactor exploded, the International Uranium Film Festival was founded in 2010 in Santa Teresa, the famous artist quarter in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. The first Uranium Film Festival then was held in May 2011. Since then Uranium Film Festival happens every year in Rio and since 2012 also in Berlin. But not only Rio or Berlin: The Uranium Film Festival has in fact became global festival. It has been already in more than 20 cities around the globe: from New York to New Delhi and Hyderabad, from Hollywood to Mumbai, Amman, Window Rock and Washington DC, ... 

Documentaries, movies and animations are the best tool to transport information about nuclear energy and radioactivity, an invisible danger that has no taste, no smell, no colour. And a festival is the best way to bring these films to the people! The Uranium Film Festival is a project against forgetting and ignoring. The horror of atomic bombs and uranium weapons, and nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Goiânia or now Fukushima should never be forgotten - nor repeated. 

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it", warns Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana.

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International Uranium
Film Festival Rio de Janeiro
Rua Monte Alegre, 356 / 301
Santa Teresa / Rio de Janeiro / RJ
CEP 20240-194 / Brazil


Photo: Still of the documentary "Los Alamos und die Erben der Bombe" by Claus Biegert, Production Denkmal Film.