The Radiating Future of Brazil

Germany, 2011, 43 min
Director Ralph Weihermann & Susanne Friess

Radiating Future is the first documentary about the uranium mine Caetité in the Northeast of Brazil in Bahia. Mining started there in 2000. Since that time population and environment are in risk because of radioactive pollution.

“O futuro irradiante do Brasil” was produced only a week before the Uranium Film Festival started. Because it is the first film about the Brazilian uranium mine Caetité and its importance for Brazil we selected it for the non-competitive category.

Director's Statement

“Kigali-films started 1994, shortly after the genocide in Ruanda. There in Goma and Kigali we produced our first documentary for the German television channel WDR. Now during our filming about the uranium mine Caetité in Brazil happened the nuclear accident of Fukushima.”

Ralph Weihermann