Creating Nuclear Awareness
Since its start in 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival has become a global success story with festival screenings in more than 30 cities in seven countries: From Rio to New York, Hollywood, Berlin and New Delhi. However, this in the world unique film festival dedicated to films about the atomic age and radioactive risks needs your support and donation to continue.
The non-profit International Uranium Film Festival was founded in 2010, a few months before the Fukushima nuclear accident to show films about the risks of nuclear power and radioactivity. Today, it is the world most important nuclear film event creating nuclear awareness globally.
Since its premier in May 2011, the Uranium Film Festival has shown far more than 200 documentaries and movies about Hiroshima, Chernobyl, Fukushima and the dangers of nuclear power and uranium mining around the globe. Beside of the annual events in Rio and Berlin, Uranium Film Festivals have also been organized in cities and capitals like Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, New Delhi, Mumbai, Quebec, Montreal, Lisbon and Amman. "To continue with our precious work in 2017 we need the support and donations from all people concerned about nuclear energy, nuclear and uranium weapons, uranium mining and nuclear accidents," says Uranium Film Festival co-founder Norbert G. Suchanek. "We still do depend on nuclear and environmentally conscious people and not on corporate sponsorship."
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About the IUFF in Hollywood
In April 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival was held for the first time in Hollywood and it was a great event. "I loved the films, the panels, the entire concept", said Ivana Massetti, Women Occupy Hollywood Founder & CEO. Event producer Alexandra Radlovic: “The festival in the Raleigh Studios was magical for me because of the quality of people that attended. The best of the best!” Elena Nicklasson, director of Development of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation commented: “I Loved this event! Great to see so many Hollywood stars supporting nuclear disarmament! The red carpet was amazing.”
“The International Uranium Film Festival was – you should pardon the expression – a blast! Wonderful people came to watch the films and were blown away by what they viewed. `The Man Who Saved the World´ was, if anything, more impactful this second time I viewed it. Kudos to festival director Norbert G. Suchanek, in from his home in Rio, and local event producer Alexandra Radlovic for pulling together such a great event”, said Libbe HaLevy, panelist and producer of Nuclear Hotseat, the weekly international news magazine on all things nuclear.Watch and hear what actor Esai Morales, nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman, actress Karen Sharpe-Kramer, Libbe HaLevy from Nuclear Hotseat, actress Karine Vanasse, Australian Peter Watts, Mary Beth Brangan and Elena Nicklasson are saying about the International Uranium Film Festival. Just click at the photos or go to our Youtube Channel.
The International Uranium Film Festival in the News
3 important must-see nuclear documentaries:
THE IDEALIST (IDEALISTEN) - January 21st, 1968: An American B- 52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads has just crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. On 21 January 1968, an American B-52 bomber crashed near Thule Air Base in Northwest Greenland. The plane carried four hydrogen bombs, three of which were recovered whilst the fourth bomb disappeared from the sea ice – and from all documents about the crash. Until a Danish journalist, Poul Brink, from a local radio station discovered that many of the Danish workers who were sent to Greenland as part of the clean-up operation, ‘Project Crested Ice’, had developed a range of skin diseases – including cancer. THE IDEALIST is a movie by film director Christina Rosendahl.
GREETINGS FROM MURUROA (Bons baisers de Moruroa) - A new film by Algerian filmmaker Larbi Benchiha about the atomic bomb tests of France in the South Pacific and its consequences. "Benchiha provides the viewer a touching view in the personal stories of the veterans and the Polynesian inhabitants who lived there during those tests. Through their perception we learn what really happened there and the immense consequences it brought them today and also in a broader sense; the entire world. How a beautiful spot in the southern Pacific Ocean irreversible changed into a horrid nightmare because of nuclear technology and its devastating power", explains filmmaker and visual artists Tineke van Veen. "Larbi Benchiha has done a great job by giving these victims a voice and a face. His film varies with interviews and archival material, such as personal footage from the veterans. These 8mm videos appear very innocent of the situation in French Polynesia, but simultaneously we learn that the officials were well aware of the terrible effects of these nuclear tests. It is a documentary with a huge impact – a forgotten story that must be told to prevent and warn the future generations about nuclear power and technology."
BROKEN ARROW: NUCLEAR ACCIDENT IN PALOMARES (Operación Flecha Rota) - On January 17, 1966, a US B-52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with a tanker plane over the South of Spain. Both planes exploded, killing seven airmen and launching the four H-bombs into the sky. Three bombs dropped on the tomato farming village of Palomares. No nuclear explosion happened, but the impact detonated the explosives in two of the bombs, spreading plutonium over a vast area. But where is the 4th H-Bomb? It is an important must-see documentary by Spanish filmmaker and author José Herrera Plaza that has to be shown in the US. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNrHTK9HdE
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