Press Releases - Dec 12, 2014

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's Palestine & Jordan, in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan and the Goethe Institut Jordan, supported the International Uranium Film Festival's premiere in Jordan. The three day event in the Rainbow Theatre from Dec 16 to Dec 18  showed films about uranium mining, DU weapons and Fukushima. The Brazilian born film festival was also backed by a number of Jordanian environmental organizations in Amman. Download Program:

17 décembre 2014

Japão, 2013, 71 min, japonês e inglês, legendas em inglês
Classificação indicativa 12

Dezoito meses depois do desastre nuclear, crianças de Fukushima estão doentes. O filme critica a falta de transparência dos dados oficiais e da ineficácia da descontaminação das casas.

Debate com o diretor Ian Thomas Ash (Rio 2014).

17 décembre 2014

Germany, 2012, 4 min, no dialogue
World Premiere

Animated short film about Fukushima children who can't play outside. About their dreams and realities.

Bachelor in 2012 of Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner

Sound design and Music: Lorenz Schimpf
Teachers: Prof. Klaus Birk, Alexander Hanowski, Martin Hesselmeier
DHBW Ravensburg, Studiengang Mediendesign

Director Paul Brenner present, Munich 2013

18 décembre 2014

(Ragi Kana Ko Bonga Buru)
India, 1999, 52 min, English
Not part of the Competition

"Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda" is a documentary film on uranium mining and its deadly impacts on the tribal people living near the Jadugoda mine, mill and tailings dam, in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand (India). Unsafe mining, milling and tailings management by UCIL in this area for almost 30 years has resulted in excessive radiation, contamination of water, land and air, destruction of the local ecology, and lead for to genetic mutation, and slow death for the people of the region. The film attempts to depict the gross misuse of power by the authorities in displacing the original inhabitants of the region, the utter lack of concern for internationally accepted norms and safety precautions in the handling of uranium and its by-products, and their callousness of its disastrous impact on the people and the region.

Director Shri Prakash present, Berlin 2012

Q&A with Shriprakash + RAOUF DABBAS, Amman 2014

16 décembre 2014

Irak / France | 2011 | 48 min | Documentaire
Réalisateur: Feurat Alani | Producteur: Baozi
Version originale : Anglais and français

En 2004, Fallujah en Irak est devenu le théâtre d’une confrontation majeure entre l’armée irakienne et les insurgés américains. Mais ce que l’on utilise dans cette guerre américaine est secret. Quel genre d’armes est utilisé? Pour l’instant et depuis 2005, des bébés
déformés naissent. Que s’est-il réellement passé à Fallujah? L’uranium appauvri est-elle la cause des problèmes de santé? 

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Investigation award and Remand Center Award in Grand Scoop Festival in Lille, 2011
Freedom and human rights Award in Al Jazeera Festival in Qatar in April 2012
International Committee of the Red Cross Award in Monte-Carlo’s Festival in June 2012
Public Award and Jury Award in Khouribga Documentaire Film Festival (Morocco), 2012

17 décembre 2014

(Eternal Tears)
Ucrânia, 2011, 11 min
Animação, sem diálogos
Classificação indicativa livre

Vinte e seis anos depois da explosão em Chernobyl o acidente não está resolvido e pessoas na Ucrânia e Bielorrússia estão afetadas. 

18 décembre 2014

USA, 2012, 12 min, English

Just outside Grants, New Mexico, is a 200-acre heap of toxic uranium waste, known as tailings. After 30 years of failed cleanup, the waste has deeply contaminated the air and water near the former uranium capital of the world. TAILINGS is a cinematic investigation into the pile that is gravely shaping the lives of those who are stuck living in its shadow.


TAILINGS won the Best New Mexico Short Award of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

16 décembre 2014

Iran, 2013, 6 min, without dialog
Animated fiction

Special Achievement Award 2013

A world war had been destroyed the entire civilization. Everybody is wondering around lost, neglecting each other. Until one day a young girl finds the last flower on earth. Excited from her discovery she runs to people to tell them about the flower, but people do not care. At last a young man shows interest to the story. Together they take care of the flower and fall in love. With love, the entire planet grow and people begin to build civilization again. Meanwhile the war machine factories appear and the story of war begin again...

16 décembre 2014

(Polveri di guerra. Uranio a Beirut)
Italy, 2007, 23 min, English
Production Rainews24

Special Achievement Award 2013

Enriched uranium has been found in the fuel filter of an ambulance in Beirut. Uranium has been found also in one of the analysed urine samples. UNEP too found uranium in all the sites that were examined but they considered that it was natural uranium. Both in their most radioactive form and in their depleted form uranium powders are highly toxic.