Window Rock: The Return of the Uranium Film Festival

Window Rock Uranium Film Festival 2018

Window Rock / Rio de Janeiro - Since 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival travels around the world showing documentaries and movies about the risks of nuclear power and uranium. November 2013 the in the world unique film festival was hosted for the first time by the Navajo Nation / Dine Nation. Now in 2018 the Uranium Film Festival will return to Window Rock and screen new „atomic“ documentaries and movies from all over the world in the Navajo Nation Museum.

The festival is scheduled for November 29th to December 1st and it will remember the legendary Indigenous World Uranium Summit (IWUS) that happened exactly 12 years before at the same location. In addition to the film screenings discussions and round tables about the question of uranium mining and nuclear power are planned.

„It is a great honour for us to have the opportunity to return to Window Rock," says Uranium Film Festival’s director Norbert G. Suchanek. „The question of nuclear power is not only an issue of the 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.“

The Uranium Film Festival encourages especially native american and women filmmakers to send their films about uranium mining or any nuclear issue to the festival. The selected films will be shown not only in the Navajo Nation Museum but also in venues in Flagstaff, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The best productions will receive the Uranium Film Festival´s award in Window Rock.

Partners and supporters of the International Uranium Film Festival in Window Rock and the US Southwest are the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute, the SW Indigenous Uranium Forum, the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, the Guild Cinema in ABQ and the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque in Santa Fe.

Further information 
Norbert G. Suchanek, General Director 
International Uranium Film Festival
Anna Marie Rondon, Executive Director 
New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute
505-906-2671 (c)
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