Due to the global corona virus epidemic, numerous film festivals had to be canceled or postponed to the detriment of filmmakers and audiences. The same happened to us and our Rio de Janeiro Uranium Film Festival. That is why we want to host the Uranium Film Festival this year also online, parallel to our planned film festival in Berlin. An online film festival would make it possible for a global audience to watch and rate the films at home. But to realize that project the festival needs financial support and donations.
The aim is to show to a world-wide audience new and important films about nuclear power and radioactive risks, which can hardly be seen on TV or in the cinemas. From uranium mining to nuclear accidents, from Hiroshima to Fukushima. The second project goal is the creation of an online film archive accessible to all, an online film library of the atomic age about everything nuclear or radioactive, from the first atomic bomb test to the use of depleted uranium weapons. For the past ten years since its existence, the Uranium Film Festival has shown far more than 200 atomic films and in its archive, an atomic film archive that is continuously growing.
Since the invention of nuclear fission, humanity is living in the atomic age. No matter whether you are for or against nuclear power. Everyone should be informed about this technology and its risks. And films are the best medium for conveying this information. Nuclear power concerns everyone How safe is nuclear power? What do we do with our radioactive nuclear waste? The consequences of Hiroshima and Fukushima or the more than 2,000 atmospheric nuclear tests must not be forgotten. "Those who do not remember their past are doomed to repeat it," said philosopher George Santayana.
“I saw the emergence of the Uranium Film Festival. This unique film festival makes a big contribution against forgetting. It is very important that the atomic age ends. We humans have started it. So it is up to all of us to end it. How is the big question. But the Uranium Film Festival helps us with that”, Claus Biegert, founder of the Nuclear-Free Future Award.
We invite all to join us and to become partner & supporter of our Online Uranium Film Festival and the Online Atomic Archive. Help the Uranium Film Festival with your donation.
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