Adina Popescu

"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 2010, The GOPOS.


Alexandra Boghiu
Libra Film Productions
52 Popa Soare, Bucharest 2

Romania, 2009, 64 min, English subtitles Production: Libra Film Productions Special Achievement Award 2013 In 1950, the Russians discovered a rich uranium deposit in Apuseni Mountains, Romania. Shortly thereafter they developed a small city nearby and proceeded with the massive exploitation of the ore. The main objective: support of the Soviet military nuclear program. Almost two thousand Romanian miners were working day and night, around the clock, in four shifts. There was no concern for the labor or environmental protection. Most of the mine's employees didn't even know they were extracting uranium, but quartz. Now, in the former miner colony Baita Plai there are still 90 people living. A small and poor community in a place that seems devastated by an atomic bombing. Even though...