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International Uranium Film Festival
THE ATOMIC AGE FILM FESTIVAL
Filho do diretor do primeiro longa-metragem rodado na Bahia, Roberto Pires, o cineasta Petrus Pires nasceu em 1981, ano da morte de Alexandre Robatto. A um convite da filha de Robatto, Sônia Robatto, Petrus inicou um...
Tiyam Yabandeh Jahroumi
Tiyam Yabandeh Jahroumi was born on January 27, 1984 in Iran. He is a director and writer, known for Cinema and Alot of Blindness (2009), Impression-xps160 (2013) and Confess (2011). Date of Birth 27 January 1984,...
Abdoul Moumouni BAKABE
Adam Jonas Horowitz
Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there, in this former American military colony in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive coconuts, leaking...
"Copiii uraniului"/ "Children of uranium" (genre: documentary, 64'), a Libra Film production 2009. Award in Best Research, Astra Film Fest, Sibiu, 2009. Nominee for the best documentary, Romanian film industry awards...
Adrian Regnier Chavez
Alain de Halleux
Alan Gard & Stefania Prandi
Alan Gard is a journalist and a filmaker. He lives and works in Milan. After a degree at University of Bologna in Political science, he studied for two years at journalism school "Ilaria Alpi". Then he worked as a...
Alex Miranda &Joana Guinle
Amudhan R. P.
Angelo Saso & Maurizio Torrealta
Anna Luisa Schmid
The Flesh and the Blood "Using hand drawn animation, I’ve created a world inspired by GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and bio-insecticides. Bio-insecticides are viral, fungal or bacterial organisms engineered...
Anne-Katrin Kiewitt & Alice von Gwinner
Anne-Katrin Kiewitt Born 1986 in Leonberg, Germany Since 2007 Study of Media Design at the Bauhaus-University Weimar with focus on films and animation films 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Alice von...
"U 4 Uranium? was shot without a budget together with friends and anti-nuclear activists in Australia's Northern Territory, and then edited in Cambodia. The film makes deliberate use of pro-nuclear advertising,...
Geboren 1972 in Japan. Schweizerische und japanische Nationalität. 1992-2000 studierte Aya Domenig Ethnologie, Filmwissenschaft und Japanologie an der Universität Zürich. Sie spezialisierte sich auf das Teilgebiet...
Aya Domenig was born in Japan in 1972 and grew up in Switzerland. From 1992 until 2000 she studied Social Anthropology, Film Studies and Japanology at the University of Zurich, specializing in Visual Anthropology....
Born in France, he studied at the EHESS Department of Visual Anthropology founded by Jean Rouch in Paris, where he started making documentaries. Since 2013, he havs been working in London as a filmmaker and documentary...
Geboren in Frankreich, studierte er an der von Jean Rouch in Paris gegründeten EHESS-Abteilung für Visuelle Anthropologie, wo er auch mit dem Dokumentarfilm begann. Seit 2013 arbeitet er in London als Filmemacher und...
Bertram Verhaag & Claus Strigel
What happens when students at a university in the United States learn they live in apartments built on the site of an abandoned Pentagon nuclear waste site? That's what I set out to discover in my film "Not For...
Blandine Huk & Frédéric Cousseau
Brian Staveley est un ancien producteur et journaliste de la BBC vidéo. Actuellement, il est travailleur autonome. À la BBC, il a fait trois documentaires sur la suite de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl en...
I think the role of storytellers in society shouldn't be solely to entertain. Many people around the world don't have a voice because it takes either a lot of work or a lot of money to get your story in front of the...
Carlos Alonso Ojea
Christina Rosendahl was born on January 5, 1971 in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for "Idealisten" (2015), "Supervoksen" (2006) and "Stjernekigger" (2002). 2016 Award for the Best...
Christopher (Toby) McLeod has been the Project Director of Earth Island Institute's Sacred Land Film Project since 1984. He is currently working on a series about sacred places around the world, Standing on Sacred...
Los Alamos represents our nuclear era. Unseen by the public and without communication with dissenters, nuclear fission is perpetuated as the guiding principle of modern technology. Glorification of the past...
Year of the Tiger: Mid 21st Century: Independent Republic of South Australia. Global energy giant Double Happiness Uranium controls a puppet state on the back of uranium wealth. Oil is gone. This is the new Middle East...
Colin Scheyen, Shane Smith
Collective Work Chidren’s “Detective”
Cris Ubermann began making experimental short films in the 90’s in his native France. His urge to make films was triggered by extensive study of psychoanalysis and philosophy, which led him to discover and pursue the...
Sein umfangreiches Studium der Psychoanalyse und Philosophie inspirierte und trieb Cris Ubermann an, bereits in den 90er Jahren experimentelle Kurzfilme in Frankreich zu drehen. Sein aktuelles filmisches Werk beinhaltet...
Eight thousand people once lived in and around Uranium City, Saskatchewan, in the northwest corner of the Canadian province. Founded as a tent outpost in the early 1950s when uranium was discovered nearby, it grew into...
David Bradbury is one of Australia's best known and most successful documen-tary filmmakers. His films have been shown on all the major Australian commercial and public broadcast networks as well as overseas. He has won...
Deborah Begel & David Lindblom
Debra Chasnoff is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has fueled progressive social-change movements in many fields. Sis president and senior producer at GroundSpark, a national social...
Uranium is a highly toxic heavy metal, particulary to children. Since more than 80 years phosphate fertilisers are used in the worlds agriculture. It is well known, that uranium is a part of phosphat fertilisers that...
Don Argott & Sheena Joyce
In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over 32 years. The "Nuclear Renaissance" was born, and America's long‐stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new life...
Dror Zahavi is a graduate of Hochschule for Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf in Potsdam, Germany. He produced the film Alexander Penn – “Ich will sein in allem”, which was nominated for a student Oscar in 1988. He has...
Edward Saint Pe’
Eva Lise Silva, Ligia Girão, Stela Grisotti, Walter Behr
About Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain (2011-2012) is an experimental "SciFi Punk Western" film that shifts the way we look at the complex, perhaps unsolvable environmental problem of...
Ewa Pieta, Miroslaw Grubek
The Red Button is a 52-minute documentary film that tells the dramatic story of Stanislav Petrov, the Russian officer who, in 1983, saved the world from atomic war. During the early '80s, the Russian leader was Jurij...
Fathima Nizaruddin was born in Kerala. She is an alumnus of AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Goldsmiths, University of London. Fathima: „My own hometown Thiruvananthapuram is 90...
Fathima Nizaruddin ist im südindischen Kerala geboren. Sie hat am AJK Mass Communication Research Center der Jamia Millia Islamia University in Neu Delhi sowie an der Goldsmiths,University of London studiert und bereits...
In 2004, Fallujah in Iraq became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences...
Flaviano Masella, Angelo Saso & Maurizio Torrealta
Maurizio Torrealta & Flaviano Masella
Acouphènes is as much an ecological fable as an experimental nursery rhyme. Under an ironic exterior, this short film sounds out our confidence in nuclear power. It all begins with the recollection of a journey during...
Franka Sachse & Uli Seis
The work on our animated short film started with the romantic idea of a firefly that falls in love with the sun. Even though the sun seems unreachable, the firefly is still happy - until a combat fought by humans makes...
Frieder F. Wagner
Frieder F. Wagner was born 1942 in Benesow (CSSR). After the High-School he worked as camera- and director`s assistant together with Gerard Vandenberg, Jan de Bont and others. Since 1982, Frieder F. Wagner worked as...
When the Chernobyl accident happened in 1986, my life and the life of my 3 year old son Dimitri were changed forever. Disillusioned with the propaganda, I left the Belorussian State TV where I worked as a film director...
This film is based on a true personal event, which proved to me scientifically that trusting ones in intuition can save ones life. I dreamt that I had cancer in my leg. When I woke I went to the doctor, who diagnosed a...
Director Hitomi Kamanaka has been exploring this issue through a series of documentary films. Since 2003 she has been trying to raise awareness in Japan for the dangers of nuclear energy through her films. Ashes to...
Ian and Dominic Higgins
Ian & Dominic originally studied art, photography and 3D design at Bournville Art College and only gained their first experience working within a film crew after a job interview at a local pub led to a chance...
Ian Thomas Ash
Ilinca Höpfner & Helge Henning
The first idea for the animated shortfilm Fairlights came up after the nuklear disaster in Japan triggerred a great discussion about the lifetime extension of nuclear plants in Germany. To state our concerns about the...
Ivan Kovac, Jeffrey Jousan
Janita Top & Marij Kloosterhof
In 2001 we first traveled to Georgia: two environmental activists from Europe, shocked by the multitude of problems and the scale of pollution in Caucasus. We couldn't figure out where to start or what to do, but we...
Jason De Santolo and Isaac Parsons
When I began work on this project in 1997 documentaries were intended for a tv screen or a movie screen. in the 1990s all public media was still controlled by gatekeepers at broadcast stations, film festivals and...
Jenny Pond is director and producer of the documentary POISON WIND. She has 10 years of professional experience in film and television production. Alongside co-producer and Navajo filmmaker Norman Patrick Brown. Jenny...
Jessie Boylan is a photographer and videographer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has exhibited in several solo and group shows in Australia and internationally. Jessie was a finalist in the Spirit of Youth Awards...
Joana Guinle, Alex Miranda
No dia 11 de março de 2011 um terremoto de 8,9 pontos na escala Richter atingiu a costa Nordeste do Japão, gerando 2 tsunamis, um deles com 40 metros de altura e matando cerca de 20 mil pessoas. Como se não bastasse...
Starting as a crazy idea, the story of Yuri's Omen came to life in an early morning conversation with executive producer & co-writer Sergi Marí. I have been interested in the Chernobyl accident since my childhood,...
Jose Herrera Plaza
Julia Leser & Clarissa Seidel
We were both in Japan when the earthquake on March 11 occurred, and we then decided to go back to Germany when the first reactor of the Fukushima power plant blew up, because we did not feel safe in Japan. However,...
We are saddened to report Karen's peaceful passing on Monday, May 30th, 2011, after a long batter with cancer. There is information about Karen at http://karenaqua.com, including a link for purchasing a...
This work intends to promote a responsible use of water resources. The video follows the cycle of water from a river, from the moment the river is tainted by hazardous materials, till that very water ends up inside the...
Katherine Aigner has spent 15 years working with Indigenous knowledge holders and custodians around Australia and overseas. She made educational documentaries on preserving cultural heritage, worked as an assistant...
The film is about Atomic bomb survivors who live in a nursing home in Nagasaki. Katsumi Sakaguchi was born in Kagoshima. He has made more than 100 documentaries dealt with the problems of young people and families in...
I am so excited to have a wonderful opportunity to screening my film "Forbidden Ground, FUKUSHIMA" at the 3rd INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL in RIO DE JANEIRO and really can't thank all of you enough! However,...
The video includes footages from authentic shots of bombing, from popular American movies and from propaganda movies that was created by the American government during the "cold war". The footages were edited in a...
Kerstin Schnatz, Isabel Huber, Stephanie Auth
25 years after the biggest nuclear accident in history, wolves reign the radio-actively contaminated no-man's-land, the so-called exclusion zone, of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia....
Kolas Yotaka, Chang & Jia-Wei
Filmmaker Laura Pires is the widow of the director Roberto Pires, one of the founders of Cinema Novo in Brazil. She was the producer two films of Roberto Pires, which became landmarks of Brazilian cinema on...
Luiz Eduardo Jorge
Luiz Eduardo Jorge, filmmaker, director of 18 films with social themes, historical and cultural writer and Professor at the Catholic University of Goiás: "I was born just before the Brazilian dictatorship. I lived the...
M.T. Silvia (Producer/Director) is an independent filmmaker. Atomic Mom invites viewers to confront American Nuclear History in a way that it has never happened before. This story, of an American Scientist and a...
This news report was particularly interesting for me as a journalist because it focus on a devastating health problem: the cancer in a region of Portugal that explored uranium since the World War II. Urgeiriça region...
Documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has received many awards for his work in photography, radio, TV and film. A former producer for the English and French networks of the CBC, he has made more than a dozen independent...
Maika Nakao is a historian of science and culture. She received her Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Tokyo (2015). Her book 『核の誘惑: 戦前日本の科学文化と「原子力ユートピア」の出現』[ Allure of Nuclear: Science Culture in Prewar...
Born in 1985 in Lodrino (Switzerland), Marcel work as Laboratory chemist until 2005. Then he (changed completely his mind and) graduated from the HEAD (Haute École d′Art et de Design de Genève), cinema section, in 2009...
Geboren 1985 in Lodrino (Schweiz), arbeitete Marcel bis 2005 als Laborchemiker. Dann (2009) änderte er seine Einstellung und promovierte 2009 an der HEAD (Haute École d'art et de Design de Genève), Sektion Kino. Er lebt...
Marcin El Marcin El (* 1981) studied film and television directing at the media academy in Hamburg. There he produced numerous short films and began working with Holger Strohm. He translated Strohm "Gaia weeps" into...
Marcus Schwenzel vit à Berlin. Il travaille comme journaliste de télévision et scénariste. Jusqu’à présent, il a réalisé trois films : Bruderliebe / l’amour fraternel, Sept ans de l’hiver et Ricky....
Marianne Kapfer & Olga Delane
In 1986, Gävle, Sweden, I was riding my bike in the rain. A week later I learned the rain came from a cloud that had traveled straight from Ukraine and the Chernobyl disaster. Due to radiation we still, 25 years later,...
Martin Meissonnier has worked as artistic director, journalist, director and composer. In the 1980s, he became the music producer of a number of singers including Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, Ray Lema, Papa...
Masako Sakata was born 1948 in Nagano prefecture, Japan. She studied Sociology at the Kyoto University. After having worked at a Tokyo based photo agency (later becoming president), she started a career as documentary...
Geboren 1948 in Nagano, Soziologin, Fotografin und Filmemacher. „Als der Atomunfall in Fukushima passierte, griff ich zur Broschüre „Hören Sie mir bitte zu“. Darin sind die Anti-Atom-Newsletters gesammelt, die meine vor...
"The days of the festival were a nice and interesting experience which I keep in my mind with pleasure. Don t forget that in Italy existed for several years a parliamentary commission on the effect of uranium over the...
Meera Patel & Wolfgang Matt
I am interested in the areas of documentary filmmaking where additional reality is created. By this I mean, that I do not think reality constitutes a fixed entity which accordingly can be docu-mented - revealed - in...
Michael Saup was born in March 1961 in Hechingen, Germany. He is an artist, musician and filmmaker pioneering the use of software as an artistic medium. He has acted as founding professor of digital media art at HfG/...
Michael Saup wurde im März 1961 in Hechingen geboren. Er studierte Musik am Dominican College, San Rafael in Kalifornien sowie Informatik und Visuelle Kommunikation in Furtwangen und Offenbach. Er ist bildender...
Michael T. Searcy
Michael von Hohenberg
Michelle Maughan & Suzan Beraza
Mohamed Elsawi & Joshua King Ortis
Moritz Schulz lives in Freiburg, having moved there in 2005 from Berlin to study history, political sciences and islamic studies at Albert-Ludwig University. Film has been his passion for a long time. Thus, he started...
Der Berliner Moritz Schulz lebt seit 2005 in Freiburg und arbeitet als Autor und Regisseur für die Produktionsfirma earlybirdpictures. Er studierte an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Geschichte, wissenschaftlichen...
The subject and the characters of the film are very close to my heart. I still remember the first day I had visited these villages, to do a report on their conditions. I was not prepared to face all that was in store...
Born in Kiev in 1974, in Kiev (Ukraine) Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy graduated from the filmmaking department of the Kiev State Institute of Theatre and Arts, named after I. K. Karpenko-Kariy, majoring in feature film...
In 1983, when I was 8 years old, my parents had a conversation around the dining room table in my hometown of Superior, Wisconsin, in the northern United States. They debated whether or not to let me watch the made for...
Ned Lander is an independent filmmaker. He is currently producing a telefeature Dangerous Remedy, a true-life crime drama about a Scottish Australian doctor who took on corrupt police who were profiteering from an...
Norbert G. Suchanek
Norbert G. Suchanek & Marcia Gomes de Oliveira
Pablo de Soto
Pablo Ortega, graduated from Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV, San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) 2001, is profesor of Film and Animation History in Universidad Veritas. He is best known for the TV documentary Costa Rica...
The full ramifications of the aftermath of the disaster that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011 will take decades to unfold. Having shifted from the initial visceral drama to a more long...
Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez
Philippa Winkler & Daniel Robicheau
I began making videos with Bent TV, a queer video collective and a member group of Channel 31, a community TV station in Melbourne, in 1995. Soon after picking up a camera I became attracted to stories about social...
Pradeep Indulkar is filmmaker from India who is also a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years. High Power is his first film. It received the Best Short Film Award of the...
Just a few weeks before the 25 anniversary of the desaster of chernobyl another name on the map of nuclear desasters was known. For several further generations this defeats will stay as a black spots in the history of...
Ralph Weihermann & Susanne Friess
I lived in Tokyo for two years. Every day, I looked out the window of my high-rise apartment onto an endless sea of buildings. I was living in the world's largest city – together with 36 million people. Since the 11th...
In Pocinhos (Paraíba, Brazil), approximately fifty years ago, some unidentified US citizens began to appear frequently, leading a scientific research in anonymity. The small semi-arid city of Paraiba, today, has a high...
Robert E. Frye
"Abrigo Nuclear" (1981 - 86 minutes) is a drama of science fiction distributed by Embrafilme, directed by Roberto Pires and written by Pires and Orlando Senna. The movie shows the harmful effects of the radiation, and...
Rüdiger Lubricht & Rainer Ludwigs
Tailings was my first investigative documentary, and my introduction to the harmful effects of uranium mining. While this film only looks at one tailings pile and its surrounding community, it's important to note that...
"What would happen if I gave some of my dad's nuclear liquids to my pet rat?" the kid thought as he poured some uranium into his rat's bowl. BANG!! Curiosity Kills is a splatter comedy about a radioactive killer rat...
Sarah del Seronde
Someone once said if you distill two things one learns from your parents and when combined, these are your life pursuits. For me it was that I was a bridge between the Navajo and Anglo culture. I was born on the Navajo...
Née en 1986, vit et travaille à Paris. Diplômée du CUEJ d’un master professionnel en journalisme (spécialité radio). Elle a été coauteure du webdocumentaire « Yunnan Export », réalisé par les étudiants du CUEJ...
In wartime Japan, an idealistic young doctor is sent to the countryside to run a TB hospital in the provincial town of Nagasaki. Dr. Akizuki forms close bonds with his patients and the community. Then, suddenly, the...
Sergio Galán and Alejandro Perez
"Congo. I first came here to the Democratic Republic 5 years ago as part of a research of the humanitarian situation. An important figure in the UN delegation told me something that should trouble the whole world:...
Sharofat Arabova (1985, Ouzbékistan) est diplômé en études culturelles au Département d’histoire et de relations internationales de la Russie et du Tadjikistan (slave) Université de Douchanbé, au...
Shawn Arscott & Darlene Buckingham
Shinpei Takeda is a Japanese filmmaker, visual artist, and musician based in Tijuana, Mexico. His works includes a wide range of themes regarding memories and history in various mediums: documentary films, multi-media...
Shoko Hara & Paul Brenner
About the film "ABITA" So we used japanese symbolism in our film. Dragonfly represents at first the japanese island, because of its form. Dragonfly also symbolizes hope, perspective, dream, energy in Japan and it...
Shri Prakash is an activist film maker working in Jharkhand in India. “I try to use audio visual medium as tool for social change”, he says. “I have Done many documentary films, got screening and recognitions...
Silvia Luzi et Luca Bellino
Sima Baghery born in 1970 in city of Tehran. When she was 9 years old the Islamic revolution happened in Iran. 2 years later the war between Iran and Iraq happened and she had felt the terror of war for almost 8 years....
I am a 16-year-old student, currently in the 11th grade, at the International Academy of Amman in Jordan. I put together this video for my personal project, a project that is recommended by students in their last year...
Sophie Filip is a motivated 26 year old girl and former student of Business Administration and Music. She grew up in a small village, always inspired by the beauty of nature and music, and she has been studying in...
Sophie Filip wuchs in einem kleinen Dorf auf, inspiriert von der Schönheit der Natur und der Musik. Sie studierte in Flensburg, Hamburg und in Coquimbo in Chile. 2016 traf sie den tansanischen Umweltaktivisten...
In the aftermath of the Fukushima accident and its unprecedented and innumerable fallouts, the people all over the world, even those in France, where they depend so much on Nuclear Power for their electricity, will...
Steve Nguyen & Choz Belen
Ever since I met Kaz Suyeishi, I always questioned whether it was necessary for America to drop the atomic bomb in Japan on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In order to view it objectively, I wanted to understand it from both...
Susan Rubin, Andrea Garbarini
Szu Ni Wen & Yichen Huang
Producer and director Tamotsu Matsubara with 30 years Documentary and media experience is president of the film company Power-I. Matsubara has been reporting on the situation in post-tsunami Fukushima since May 2011...
Produzent und Regisseur Tamotsu Matsubara hat 30 Jahre Dokumentarfilm und Medienerfahrung und arbeitet bei japanischen Fernsehsendern wie NHK. Seit Mai 2011 berichtet er über die Folgen des Fukushima-Reaktorunfalls....
TerraProject Photographers is a collective of documentary photographers founded in Italy in 2006. Its members are Michele Borzoni, Simone Donati, Pietro Paolini and Rocco Rorandelli, as photographers, and Anna Iuzzolini...
The “vanquished” Apartheid regime readily decommissioned its weapons to gain credibility and in order for the ANC not to gain access to its very costly and dangerous arsenal. If the present South African government...
Thorsten Löffler & Jan Lachauer
With our animated series, Herr Hoppe and the Nuclear Waste, we want to remind the people to the still unsolved problem of nuclear waste, with the help of entertaining slapstick animation and absurd humor. Classic...
Timothy Large is an award-winning multimedia journalist and news editor. As Director of Journalism and Media Programs at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, he drives programs to raise journalistic standards worldwide...
Timothy Large war bis vor kurzem Direktor für Journalismus und Medienprogramme der Thomson Reuters Foundation sowie Chefredakteur des globalen Nachrichtendienstes der Stiftung spezialisiert auf humanitäre Themen wie...
When I grew up everyone lived in the constant hysterical fear of danger and deadliness of nuclear power plants. And I wanted to see it from another angle – still without avoiding dark history of this industry but talk...
An Aged Utopia What I had in mind was a film that opens up a new view on the subject of nuclear power – away from the reflexes mediated by media and ideology. I was less interested in the issue of nuclear energy in...
Wain has a consuming interest in people, history and stories. His work roams from dramatic screenwriting to factual documentary and quite often, a bit of both. He's a writer and director of film and television work that...
Yasar Arif Karagülle
After the March 11, 2011 Tohoku disaster, there were a lot of viewpoints about the water and food supply on the news from specialists and politicians who seemed to be addressing the public with a specific agenda. Living...
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