International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin 2017, October 11-15
From October 11 to 15 the International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin 2017 will screen 28 films from eight countries. See here the preliminary program.
Location 2: Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80
Parallel to the films, the festival presents two exhibitions:
The IPPNW photo exhibition Hibakusha Worldwide from the 10th to15th of October in the Zeiss Großplanetarium. It is an exhibition about the survivors of the US-Atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, about the victims of the more than 2000 atmospheric atomic bomb tests and about those affected by nuclear or radioactive accidents worldwide.
The second photo exhibition is shown in the cinema in the Kulturbrauerei. It is about Latin America's biggest radioactive accident. Just 30 years ago, in September 1987, two garbage collectors discovered in the ruins of a former cancer hospital in Goiânia, the capital of Goiás in central Brazil, a cancer treatment device. Without knowing the danger, they take the lead-coated source of radiation and sell it to a scrap metal dealer who opens the "box of the Pandora" and unconsciously releases the highly radioactive Cesium-137. 19 grams of Cesium-137 irradiated a district as well as hundreds of people and generated 6,000 tons of radioactive waste.
Surviver of the Cesium-137 accident of Goiânia: Odesson Alves Ferreira. He is spokesman and, until recently, long-standing president of the Association of Cesium Victims of Goiânia (AVCésio). Odesson himself was strongly irradiated by the highly radioactive Cesium-137 and lives with the consequences. He will open and accompany the International Uranium Film Festival Berlin and the exhibition about the Goiânia accident.
Klaus Mindrup, Member of the German Parliament
"The Uranium Film Festival which is the only one worldwide dedicated exclusively to nuclear power and the whole nuclear fuel chain has already attracted numerous spectators in recent years. Many nations continue to invest in nuclear power and uranium mining. All the inhabitants of the earth must be aware of the importance of this topic. Not only in Germany, but also globally, people need to be informed about radioactivity and dangers of atomic waste. If this happens in a creative and artistic way, this is to be supported twice. "
Jörg Sommer, Chairman of the German Environmental Foundation
"The Uranium Film Festival is unique because it tries to make the complex issue of nuclear power and its risks accessible to all."
Uwe Bünker, Bünker Casting GbR
"What can be done that everyone participates in the German nuclear phase-out? Are the catastrophes of Chernobyl, Fukushima, Sellafield and so on not enough to wake up the people? The festival is an important contribution to awareness building and enlightenment and hopefully leads to further discussion, moving to thought and action. We continue to struggle for our precious world!“
Supporters & Partners
Main Festivalpartners & Sponsors are Umweltbundesamt, the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), Naturstrom, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Germany (IPPNW), Sayonara Nukes Berlin, the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons Germany (ICBUW), COOP Anti-War Kunstbar Café, the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), the Friedensglockengesellschaft Berlin, Cinestar Berlin and the Zeiss-Großplanetarium.Tickets Einzelticket: 7 Euro - Ermäßigt Schüler/Studenten/Behinderte 5 Euro Festivalpässe: Auf Anfrage / Vorverkauf im Kino ab 1. Oktober Telefon: 0172-8927879 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact International Uranium Film Festival Rua Monte Alegre 356 / 301
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