May 16, 2014
The International Uranium Film Festival recently hailed as the "Nuclear Cannes" - kicked off in the Cinema of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, May 14th, despite major transportation workers strike in the city. The "atomic" film festival presents also the exhibition "Survivors" by Argentinian artist Claudio Gómez at the MAM Cinematheque Hall. Mr. Gómez portraits the atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) living in Brazil and that were interviewed by the Argentinian film director Roberto Fernández for his documentaries "Portraits from Nagasaki" and “08:15 de 1945”
The Exhibition "Survivors" by the argentinian artist Claudio Gómez opened to the public at MAMs Cinematheque Hall and will be running until May 25th, the closing date of the IUFF Rio 2014. Mr. Gómez portraits nuclear disaster Survivors living in Brazil and interviewed by the argentinian director Roberto Fernández for his documentaries "Portraits from Nagasaki" and “08:15 de 1945”. Mr.Fernandez is in Rio and will be present during screenings for Q&As sessions on Thursday,
May 15th and Friday, May 23rd, along with the artist Claudio Gómez, Kunihiko Bonkohara and others atomic bomb survivors (Hibakushas) from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and members of Association for Peace Hibakusha Brazil.
According to IUFF director Norbert Suchanek "Because of lots of unfinished street asphalt repair and now the bus strike, Rio de Janeiro is chaotic at the moment and many people cannot arrive to their workplace like most of our volunteer staff that never made to MAM reseting our logistics". Excited by the "extra" challenge that the 4th IUFF faces, added to the films portuguese translation project, lack of year-round sponsorship for the year-tound IUFF traveling festival in Brazil and abroad, Mr.Suchanek guarantees "The show must go on! The IUFF Rio 2014 will continue until May 25th - with or with bus strike!
Subways are running normally and are a good alternative for people relying on public transportation. The nearest subway station to Rio's Modern Art Museum is Cinelândia - 10 minutes walk to Aterro - MAM. Check MAMs website for more info how to get there.
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