About the International Uranium Film Festival
Climate Change, the Peak Oil and the still growing hunger for energy of modern societies: At the beginning of the 21th century the world is - like at the beginning of the 19th century - again in the search for a new direction. Is nuclear energy the solution for Climate Change and the growing demand for Energy as it is claimed by nuclear industry and scientists like James Lovelock, the author of the Gaia theory? Windscale (Sellafield), Harrisburg (Three Mile Island), Chernobyl, Goiânia (Brazil): Radioactive and nuclear power accidents happen. Mining companies spreading around the world in search for new uranium deposits. And on the other side concerned citizens and indigenous peoples fighting against uranium mining projects in countries like Australia, India, Niger, Namibia, USA, Canada or Portugal. That was the background 2010 when we opened the film entry for the First International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) in Rio de Janeiro – it was one year before the Fukushima reactor exploded. Starting in Rio de Janeiro the festival became a global event with festival screenings around the globe from Rio to Berlin, Washington, New Delhi and Window Rock.
The International Uranium Film Festival is in fact the only annual film festival that highlights all nuclear and radioactive issues: nuclear fuel chain, uranium mining, atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, nuclear waste deposits - from Hiroshima to Fukushima. And the best and most important films of the year receive the Uranium Film Festival´s award.
As the Uranium Film Festival has no big sponsors from the industry it depends on donations.
Please support the Uranium Film Festival. Atomic risks, nuclear or radioactive accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Goiânia or Fukushima shall never be forgotten nor repeated. We welcome any donation.
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Name: Norbert Suchanek / Uranium Film Festival
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank Bochum / Germany
IBAN: DE80 4306 0967 7007 8348 00 DONATE NOW with PayPal "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Philosopher George Santayana Documentaries, movies and animations are the best tool to transport information about nuclear energy and radioactivity, an invisible danger that has no taste, no smell, no colour. And a festival is the best way to bring these films to the people! The Uranium Film Festival is a project against forgetting and ignoring. The horror of atomic bombs and uranium weapons, and nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Goiânia or now Fukushima should never be forgotten - nor repeated. Contact:
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