In 2016 the short-film Devil’s Work about depleted uranium weapons received the Best Short Film Award of the International Uranium Film Festival. Now the film can be watched online on Youtube by Omeleto. Already more than 53,000 people watched it. https://youtu.be/vHO95NWFg_c
DEVIL’S WORK - Brazil/USA, 2015, 19 min, Director Miguel Silveira, Producer J.Charles Banks, Scott Riehs, Hugo Kenzo, Dp John Wakayama Carey, Missy Hernandez. Fiction, English with Portuguese Subtitles. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/110934948
A troubled 14-years-old boy grows increasingly isolated as he obsesses over the circumstances surrounding his father death his descent puts him on a dismal and potentially violent course that will lead to major truths and even greater questions. His father was a Soldier at the Golf War. He died because he was contaminated with Depleted Uranium. The film was Influenced by Professor Siegwart Horst Günther the "father" of the anti-uranium-weapons movement and who received the Nuclear-Free Future Award 2007.
BEST BRAZILIAN SHORT FICTION of the International Uranium Film Festival 2016: „It is the best movie about Depleted Uranium Weapons I have seen in my 20 years as activist against these weapons. I saw myself in that boy", says festival judge Damacio Lopez, director of the International Depleted Uranium Study Team (IDUST).
About the director Miguel Silveira: Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Miguel Silveira lives and works in NYC. After wrapping his first feature-length documentary "I Am a Visitor in Your World" (Official selection - Woodstock Film Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Athens Film + Video Festival) Miguel completed his thesis film at Columbia University, a political thriller titled "Devil's Work." The film was selected by Columbia University’s festival jury as one of the seven best films to come out of the program in 2014. The film also received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation production grant, the Caucus Foundation award for excellence in filmmaking, the DGA awards for best film in its category and it was selected as a semi-finalist at the Student Academy Awards competition. http://www.miguelsilveirafilm.com/miguelsilveira/
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