Lives of the Festival 2021

Sr Morita Uranium Film Festival Rio

Opening Live Online Event: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

May 20 (Thursday) - 7 pm (Rio time) 

Conversation with atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and with Akira Kawasaki, coordinator of the Peace Boat Foundation - Japanese civil organization for the promotion of world peace. The survivors are members of the Atomic Bomb Victims Association of Hiroshima and Nagasaki residing in Brazil: Takashi Morita, 21 at the time (will be represented by Professor André Loula), Kunihiko Bonkohara, 5 years old and Junko Watanabe who was 2 years old when the Atomic bomb her native city. Mediator Márcia Gomes de Oliveira Director of the Uranium Film Festival. Language: Portuguese / Link

Takashi Morita, Kunihiko Bonkohara & Junko Watanabe

The Association of Atomic Bomb Victims in Brazil was founded in 1984, in the city of São Paulo. Currently, that there are about 78 A-bomb survivors in Brazil. The organization changed its name recently to Hibakusha Brazil Association  for Peace (Associação Hibakusha Brasil pela Paz) and is dedicated to the propagation of messages of peace and to end use of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. (Photo: Joy Photography Brasil)

Akira Kawasaki

Akira Kawasaki  is member of the Executive Committee of the Tokyo-based NGO Peace Boat and co-chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Expert in nuclear disarmament, he served as an NGO advisor to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) in 2009-10.

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international NGO which promotes peace, human rights, and sustainability. Established in 1983, it holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a passenger ship that travels the world. In cooperation with Peace Boat US, the International Uranium Film Festival was held in February 2014 in New York, Brooklyn.


Second Live Online Event: Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

May 24 (Monday) - 4:00 pm (Rio time) 

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force on February 22, 2021. What is Brazil's position on this treaty and the use of nuclear weapons? Live with Ambassador Sérgio Duarte. Invited Professor Cristian Ricardo Wittmann. Also present:  Two  New York City filmmakers: Robert E. Frye (IN MY LIFETIME) and Miguel Silveira (Devil's Work) from Brazil. Mediator Márcia Gomes de Oliveira, Director of the Uranium Film Festival. Language: English / Portuguese / Link

Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte

Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte is a former Brazilian diplomat who served as Ambassador to Nicaragua, Canada, China and Austria. Duarte was the President of the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and was United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. He was his country’s Permanent Representative to the UN at Vienna and Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors. Duarte is President of „Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs“, an organization founded in 1957 by philosopher Bertrand Russell and Sir Joseph Rotblat to contain the proliferation of atomic weapons. Pugwash won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

Cristian Ricardo Wittmann

Doctor, Master and Graduated in Law. Professor at the Federal University of Pampa UNIPAMPA. Since 2004 he has been working in International Law as a researcher and delegate of the “International Campaign to Ban Landmines” (Nobel Peace Prize in 1997), “Cluster Munition Coalition”, “Seguridad Humana en Latinoamérica y el Caribe” and member of the campaign's managing committee International for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

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