Uranium Film Festival in Norway in August

 The International Uranium Film Festival for the first time in Norway

24th-25th August 2022, Cinemateket Bergen

 
A two-day event showcasing must watch films for anyone interested in learning more about the reality of nuclear warfare.
 
Wednesday 24th August 2022
18:00 - Television Event
19:30 - Discussion and drinks
20:30 - Doctor Strangelove
 
Thursday 25th August 2022
18:00 - Atomic Cover-up
19:00 - Discussion and drinks
20:00 - The Day after
 
The Uranium Film Festival in Bergen is hosted in collaboration with
the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Norway (ICAN Norway) 
and Norwegian Physicians against Nuclear weapons (IPPNW Norway).
 
Tickets cost: 90 kr

Festival Program & Films

 
Wednesday 24th of August

18:00

Television Event (2020)

Directed by Jeff Daniels, Country of Origin: USA / Australia, Completion Date: 2020 Running time: 90mins
"The Kid stays in the picture“ meets "The Atomic Cafe“ in this archive-based feature documentary that views the dramatic climax of the Cold War through the lens of a commercial television network, as it narrowly succeeds in producing America"s most watched, most controversial made- for-TV-movie, The Day After , in 1983. This film addresses a universal challenge - grasping how vast global issues such as climate change, the refugee crisis and in this case nuclear proliferation affect us personally. We have much to learn from how this television network took a subject so terrifying, so unpalatable and turned it into prime-time family viewing. With irreverent humor and sobering apocalyptic vision, this film reveals how a commercial broadcaster seized a moment of unprecedented television viewership, made an emotional connection with an audience of over 100 million and forced an urgent conversation with the US President on his policy towards nuclear proliferation. The film has received 92% on rotten tomatoes. 
The film won the Best Documentary Feature Award of the International Uranium Film Festival 2022 in Rio de Janeiro.
 
19:30
Discussion and drinks
 

20:30

Dr Strangelove (1964)

​Directed: Stanley Kubrick Country of Origin: United States,  Completion Date: 1964 Running time: 95mins
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. The film features at number 68 on IMDBs top 250 movies of all time, and received 4 Oscar nominations in 1965.
 

Thursday 25th of August

18:00

Atomic Cover-Up (2021)

Directed by Greg Mitchell, Country of Origin: United States, Completion Date: 2021 Running time: 52 minutes
The film won the Best Archival Documentary Award of the International Uranium Film Festival 2021. Along with numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
The widely-acclaimed 2021 film Atomic Cover-up is the first documentary to explore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 from the unique perspective, words and startling images of the brave cameramen and directors who risked their lives filming in the irradiated aftermath. It reveals how this historic footage, created by a Japanese newsreel crew and then an elite U.S. Army team (who shot the only color reels), was seized, classified top secret, and then buried by American officials for decades to hide the full human costs of the bombings, as a dangerous nuclear arms race raged. 
"Greg Mitchell has done a great service to history in uncovering some of the most remarkable — and supremely sad — video journalism of the 20th Century. More than a movie, a legitimate historical document of almost unspeakable acts of war.” Charles P. Pierce, Esquire magazine. "The images of Atomic Cover-Up are more impactful than the Hiroshima Museum itself", nuclear arms expert Sérgio Duarte.

19:00
Discussion and drinks
 
20:00

The Day After (1983)

​Directed by Nicholas Meyer Country of Origin: United States Completion Date: 1983 Running time: 127mins

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes (Jason Robards) maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein (Steve Guttenberg) is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter. The film changed public opinion on the Cold War and became the most watched made-for-TV movie of all time.

Festival Venue

Cinemateket i Bergen
Georgernes verft 12
5011 Bergen

Curator of the festival in Bergen is Morgan Mackay.

A filmmaker and festival director originally from outback Australia. Morgan now lives in Norway where he works with extreme sports films. He is also a student of International Relations and has a keen interest in Nuclear Disarmament. He has chosen to bring the event to Norway to help raise awareness about the horrors of Nuclear War. 

The Uranium Film Festival Bergen 2022 - Background

The Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has brought the dark specter of nuclear war back into the public spotlight. However despite the end of the cold war decades ago, the danger of nuclear war has been ever present since 1945. In recent years we have witnessed nuclear states spending trillions on new weapons and world leaders who threaten to use them. Many experts believe that the risk of a nuclear war breaking out today is as high or higher than during the cold war. 

The International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2010 to raise public awareness about nuclear dangers. The first edtion of this in the world unique film festival happened in May 2011. Since that dozens of Uranium Film Festivals were organized around the globe. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Norway is working in collaboration with the Uranium Film Festival to bring this event to Norway for the first time in 2022. History has proven that public opinion actively shapes political policy. Now is the time when we need to engage with each other and our leaders, to shape policy that creates a safer world for us all.

The films we are screening seek to educate, inform and motivate our guests. We have chosen a program that combines cinema and TV classics with recent documentaries. Some of them are comical and some are deeply horrifying, but all are a must watch for anyone interested in learning more about the reality of nuclear warfare. The founders and directors of the International Uranium Film Festival are Márcia Gomes de Oliveira and Norbert G. Suchanek.

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Contact 

International Uranium Film Festival
Rua Monte Alegre 356 / 301
Rio de Janeiro/RJ
CEP 20.240-194 
info@uraniumfilmfestival.org

www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

Top photo by Morgan Mackay