Kind invitation Rio 2022

Press Release

From May 19 to 29, 2022, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) helds its 11th edition in Rio de Janeiro at the Museum  of Modern Art. Since its first edition in May 2011 the in the world unique film fest is dedicated to all matters of nuclear power. Born in Rio de Janeiro, the IUFF has been held also worldwide over 70 times in 7 countries and dozens of  cities, including Berlin, Hollywood and New York.

Today, everyone follows the war in Ukraine on TV with a President Putin threatening to use nuclear weapons. Right now, the threat of nuclear war is greater than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. In addition, there are more and more voices touting nuclear energy as a form of clean energy to save the planet from climate change. The 11th IUFF addresses these issues and will screen a total of 41 films by 39 filmmakers from 21 countries at the MAM Rio Cinematheque and also most of the films online - free for all.


Several filmmaker will be in Rio to present their films like Lech Majewski from Poland, the Spaniards José Herrera and Jaime García and Brazilian Miguel Silveira, just to name those already confirmed. Special guest will be Brazilian former ambassador Sérgio Duarte who was UN High Representative on Nuclear Disarmament Affairs. In Brazil, no one knows more about nuclear weapons than he does.

Another festival highlight will be a historic online meeting: for the first time, Navajo who have suffered from uranium mining since the 1940s will meet with indigenous peoples from Brazil who are threatened with a new uranium mining, planned In Ceara. An event that every one of the participants and the global audience will never forget. 

In order not to forget the biggest radiological accident in Brazil, we count on the presence of Odesson Alves Ferreira, victim of this cesium 137 accident, which took place in Goiânia, in September 1987.  35 years have passed and the first victims, the two young Scrap-pickers and the junkyard owner continue to be falsely criminalized and held responsible, especially in the German and English media. Victims are made into the perpetrators. It is high time to stop doing this. The Brazilian judiciary has long since identified and convicted the real perpetrators and those responsible. Namely the ones who left the radiation treatment equipment unsecured like garbage in the ruins of the Goiânia Institute for Radiation Treatment: the doctors Orlando Teixeira, Criseide de Castro, Carlos Bezerrilos, Amaurilo Monteiro de Oliveira and physicist Flamarion Gulart. .

Join us in Rio or global online!
Marcia Gomes de Oliveira & Norbert G. Suchanek
Founders and Directors of the Uranium Film Festival
We are grateful for the support by the Cinematheque do MAM Rio, the home of the Festival since 2012. And we thank our local supporters in Santa Teresa:
Armazém São Thiago, Bar do Mineiro e Cachaça Magnífica de Faria
Festival Contact
Márcia Gomes de Oliveira
International Uranium Film Festival
Rua Monte Alegre 356 / 301 
Santa Teresa - Rio de Janeiro / RJ
CEP 20240-195 / Brasil