Press release: International Uranium Film Festival Berlin from October 15th to 18th in the cinema in the Kulturbrauerei
14 New Atomic Movies from Sardinia to the Valley of the Gods in Berlin
Rio de Janeiro / Berlin - Sardinia is not just an island for a dream vacation: apart from colorful tourist brochures, Sardina’s population actually lives a nightmare. For more than a decade, NATO and other armies have been shooting and dropping depleted uranium ammunition and bombs for training and testing purposes. Italian-Australian director Lisa Camillo has returned to her home to uncover the truth behind the tourism facade and joins the battle of brave Sardinians against the military abuse of their island and against the use of depleted uranium ammunition.
A second highlight of this year's International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin is the feature film by the excellent Polish director Lech Majewski. Hollywood star John Malkovich embodies the richest man in the world who wants to mine radioactive uranium in the sacred Valley of the Gods of the Navajo Nation. The film was shot in USA, Italy and Poland.
Both Lisa Camillo and Lech Majewski will present their films personally at the Uranium Film Festival in Berlin. „I’m very excited and honored to be invited to the Uranium Film Festival“, said Lisa Camillo.
At the festival opening, however, Munich journalist and documentary filmmaker Claus Biegert will be presenting his new film "About the Meaning of Everything - The Network of Physicist Hans-Peter Dürr". It is the biography of German physicist Hans-Peter Dürr, who was chosen by the famous atomic researcher Werner Heisenberg as his successor at the Max Planck Institute. As a peace activist Dürr was torn between his PhD supervisor Edward Teller and peace Nobel laureate Josef Rotblat, both of them involved in the Manhattan project during World War II. The film offers previously un-known material about encounters of Dürr with Teller and Rotblat.
From October 15 to 18, the International Uranium Film Festival will show a total of 14 feature and documentary films from 10 countries in Berlin in the cinema of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg.
The International Uranium Film Festival, which was originally founded in Rio de Janeiro and has also been held in Berlin since 2012, is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. “Due to the corona pandemic, we unfortunately had to cancel our festival anniversary in Rio de Janeiro last May. For that we will now celebrate our anniversary in Berlin with international filmmakers and - we hope - a large and enthusiastic Berlin audience,” said festival director Norbert G. Suchanek. „Beside of Lisa Camillo, Lech Majewski and Claus Biegert, the filmmakers Alessandro Tesei from Italy and Markus Kaiser-Mühlecker from Austria have also already confirmed their presence in Berlin.“
Festival partners in Berlin are the Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW), the Lawyers' Association against Nuclear Weapons (IALANA), the International Doctors for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Sayonara Nukes Berlin and the Friedensglockengesellschaft Berlin. As in previous years, patrons are MdB Klaus Mindrup, Jörg Sommer, chairman of the German Environmental Foundation and casting director Uwe Bünker. The International Uranium Film Festival is financially supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Umweltbundesamt. Other supporters of the festival this year are: the GLS Treuhand, the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau, the Italian Cultural Institute Berlin and the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin.firstname.lastname@example.org International Uranium Film Festival Rua Monte Alegre 356 / 301 Rio de Janeiro/RJ CEP 20.240-194 / Brasilien email@example.com Photo: Still of the Movie VALLEY OF THE GODS (Dolina Bogów) Others about International Uranium Film Festival Berlin Uranium Film Festival: Art vs the Apocalypse - http://redgreenandblue.org/2017/12/27/berlin-uranium-film-festival-art-v... Uranium Film Festival in New York - https://peaceboatusoffice.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/introducing-the-inter... Uranium film festival of Brazil - https://www.socialdoc.net/magnus/2011/06/02/uranium-film-festival-of-bra... Nuclear Hotseat: Nukes Go Hollywood – International Uranium Film Festival - http://nuclearhotseat.com/2016/05/04/nuclear-hotseat-254-nukes-go-hollyw...
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