quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2012


I'm definitely proud to be part of the II URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL's programme. It's a weird but absolutely nice feeling, to share the same film competition with such a Master like Peter Greenaway, one of my favourite directors, and approximately more 38 brilliant film directors from all over the world! 


My (zero budget) short film "Era uma vez na cidade atômica" ("Once upon a time in the atomic city", Brazil, 2011, 13 minutes, Direction: Riccardo Migliore; Production Riccardo Migliore, Martins Alves, Daniel Cabral; Editing: Carlos Mosca and Riccardo Migliore; Original music score: DJ Hunter/Nila Araújo) will be screened on June, the 30th, 2012 (7:30 PM), at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Please read more in the festival's official web site:     

The International Uranium Film Festival wants to inform the global societies about the whole nuclear fuel chain, about the dangers of radioactivity, about the environmental and health risks of uranium exploration, mining, processing and about nuclear waste. It wants to stimulate the production of independent documentaries, movies and animated films about any nuclear issue. The Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro is a global event with satellite festivals in other cities and countries.
From Einstein to Fukushima: The 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro selected now 48 films about Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Energy, Uranium Mining and radioactive dangers. The unique film festival starts a few days after the Earth Summit in the Cinema of the famous Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro called MAM. See here the festival programme:
India: "The Telegraph" of Calcutta writes about Uranium Film Festival and Filmmaker Shriprakash. "Jadugoda- The Black Magic, a nine-minute documentary on the problems faced by miners of Jadugoda in East Singhbhum captured by Ranchi-based filmmaker Shriprakash, is set for a Brazil debut at the Uranium Film Festival scheduled in June. Read more
Brazil’s Chernobyl happened September 1987 in the city of Goiânia. Two scrap metal dealers found an old radiotherapy unit in an abandoned cancer hospital and opened it. Hundreds of people became victims of highly radioactive Cesium-137. The Yellow Archives produced a photo exhibition about it: “Hands of Cesium". Read more
Festival Report 2011: Find here the report and all films of the 1st International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 2011. Read more

Location MAM Rio

A short history of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM)

MAM RioThe Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM) has a central role in the cultural history of Brazil, as one of the world’s main visual arts spaces for the exhibition of visual arts. However, its importance is not just attributed by the visual arts and to the exhibition halls.
MAM interdisciplinary vocation has consolidated the museum’s role as a space of debate and education, where courses, workshops, seminars, lectures and creative centers take place, being part of the institution’s history, and direct impacting the country’s visual arts production and critical reflection.

Provisional Programme

Rio de Janeiro,  June 28th – July 14th 2012

Cinema of the Modern Art Museum (MAM)

Thursday June 28th 2012

RETROSPECTIVE 1st Uranium Film Festival 2011


Into Eternity

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage, which is vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world'sfirst permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a huge system of underground tunnels - that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
Denmark, 2010, 75 min, Director: Michael Madsen, Producer: Lise Lense-Möller / Magic Hour Films, www.intoeternitythemovie.com


Caesium 137: The nightmare of Goiânia

In the ruins of a demolished hospital for cancer treatment in the centre of the Brazilian city Goiânia, two young men found an old "forgotten" Teletherapy Unit, which contained a highly radioactive "Caesium 137 bomb". They sold it to a local scrap metal dealer, who opened that Pandora's box. People were fascinated by the dazzling blue light of the caesium crystals. But they did not know, that it was the shine of the death. Hundreds if not thousands of the citizens and visitors of Goiânia became victims of Caesium 137. The script of the movie is based on statements by the victims and medical personal attending the victims, taken by Roberto Pires at the time of the accident.
Brazil, 1989, 95 min, Director: Roberto Pires, Producer: Laura Pires

Friday June 29th

OPENING 2nd International Uranium Film Festival


Atomic Bombs on The Planet Earth

Atomic Bombs on Planet Earth"Very surprisingly from 1945 to 1989 - there have been 2201 atomic bombs dropped on the planet Earth - an astonishing number of atomic bombs implying huge destruction and fall-out. The film shows evidence of every bomb explosion documented with the nation responsible, the date and location, the force and the height about earth or sea level in a relentless build up of accumulating destruction that is both awe-inspiring and dreadful in the true biblical sense of of the phrase - full of dread".
Netherlands/United Kingdom, 2011, 12 min, Director: Peter Greenaway, Production: Change Performing Arts of Milan.


Nuclear Shelter (Abrigo Nuclear)

In the future ... Due to radioactive pollution of the environment, mankind tries to survive in the underground corridors of a bunker. Produced in 1979, the film is a fiction, a result of the filmmaker's interest with the nuclear issue, and his encounters with the scientist Cesar Lattes. In the cast: Norma Begell, Brazil´s Julia Roberts at that time.
Brazil, 1981, 95 min, Director: Roberto Pires, Production: Roberto Pires e Oscar Santana.

Opening Party (by invitation only)

Saturday June 30th

Hiroshima A Mother's Prayer

A documentary film featuring footage captured immediately after the blast, it calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons and world peace from the viewpoint of a mother in Hiroshima.
Japan, 1990, 30 min, Portuguese; Director: Motoo Ogasawara

08:15 de 1945

August 6, 1945, at quarter past eight in the morning the USA are dropping the first atomic bomb on the civilian population of the city of Hiroshima. This documentary chronicles the lives of survivors of Hiroshima who are now living in Brazil.came to live in Brazil..
Argentine/Brazil, 2012, 106 min, Portuguese, Director: Roberto Fernandez, Productor: O Movimento Falso Filmes

Los Alamos. Und die Erben der Bombe.

The Secret and the Sacred. Two Worlds at Los Alamos.
Los AlamosHidden in the mountains of Northern New Mexico lies the birthplace of the Atomic Age: Los Alamos, home of the "Manhattan Project". Here Robert J. Oppenheimer and his staff created the first atomic bomb, "Trinity", the scientific prototype to "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," the bombs which hastened the end of World War II by leveling Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the laboratory is today also a leading center of genetic research, it remains a place of secrecy, for its main mission is to maintain the existing nuclear arsenal - a task that hides behind the name, "Stockpile Stewardship". The secret meets the sacred upon the mesa of Los Alamos. The lab takes up forty-three square miles - indigenous land of the Tewa people from the pueblos Santa Clara and San Ildefonso. The local Indians are cut off from their traditional shrines of worship: their prayer sites are either fenced off or contaminated. One of the sacred places contains the petroglyph of Avanyu, the mythic serpent that is the guardian of the springs. The Avanyu petroglyph was created long before the first White man set foot on the continent. According to tribal wisdom, those who poison the water must face Avanyu's fiery revenge. The local ground water has been contaminated by decades of the laboratory's uncaring. Warnings from the pueblos' spiritual leaders to laboratory officials fell upon deaf ears. At the laboratory, formulas pull rank on myths.
Germany, 2003, 45 min, English, Director: Claus Biegert, Production: Denkmal-Film / Hessischer Rundfunk / arte
Latin American Premiere

Once upon a Time in the Atomic City

In Pocinhos (Paraíba, Brazil), approximately fifty years ago, some unidentified US citizens began to appear frequently, leading a scientific research in anonymity. The small semi-arid city of Paraiba, today, has a high rate of cancer. Brazilian scholars, in the 70's and 80's, made scientific investigations in loco, confirming the presence of Uranium in Pocinho's subsoil.
In this documentary, the inhabitants talk about the situation, as some of them witnessed the Uranium extraction process and its measurement with a scientific equipment. They express their opinions or even take a chance to protest against the silence that still deny, to local population, any information that could eventually clarify the facts and, above all, the relation between Uranium and cancer.
Brazil/Italy, 2011, 13 min, Portuguese, Director: Riccardo Migliore
World Premiere

Maralinga Pieces

Between 1952 and 1963 the British Government performed highly secretive nuclear weapons tests at Maralinga and Emu Field in South Australia and on the Monte Bello Islands off the coast of Western Australia. A total of twelve major nuclear tests were performed, and up to 700 minor 'dirty' trials were also conducted. The area was massively contaminated with radioactive materials and cleanups were attempted in 1967 and 2000. However, examinations after these cleanups found that many of these sites still remain radioactive. Shot on location at Maralinga in 2011, this short film takes the viewer through a cinemagraphic landscape of the places these bombs were exploded, as well as extracts snippets of memories of Aboriginal elders and Australian nuclear veterans, whose lives have been deeply impacted by these tests.
Australia, 2012, 13 min, English, Director: Jessie Boylan
World Premiere

Australian Atomic Confessions

Sacrificial lambs to the slaughter. Eyewitnesses tell the true story of what happend during the 12 British atomic bomb tests in Australia. The film is a chilling expose of nuclear testing and the demaging legacy that continues these day.
Australia, 2005, 49 min, English and Aboriginal Australian, Director: Katherine Aigner
Latin American Premiere
 Sunday July 01st

The Nuclear Family

A family sits down to a delicous dinner ... or do they? The "Nuclear" Family is a short commercial spec made for the 2010 Swackhamer video contest. The contest topic is:
Shortly after nuclear weapons were first invented, Albert Einstein stated: "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
USA/Singapore, 2010, 2 min, English, Director: Angela How, Production: Angela How, Morgan Faye
Latin American Premiere

The Red Button (Czerwony Guzik)

The Red ButtonThe Red Button tells the dramatic story of Stanislav Petrov, the Russian officer who, in 1983, saved the world from atomic war.
Poland/USA, 2011, 52 min, Russian, English; Director: Ewa Pieta, Miroslaw Grubek, Production: Miroslaw Grubek, Slawomir Grunberg


Jadugoda the black magic

Jadugoda is an area in the state of Bihar populated by Adivasi (tribal peoples of India). It first came into prominence when uranium deposits were discovered in the area, since Jadugoda is India's only underground uranium mine. The film documents the devastating effects of uranium mining by Uranium Corporation of India Limited in Jadugoda. For the last thirty years, the radioactive wastes have been just dumped into the rice fields of the Adivasis.
India, 2009, 9 min, English, Director: Shriprakash
Latin American Premiere

Uranium - is it a country? Tracking the origins of nuclear power

Where does nuclear energy come from? This documentary takes a look at the footprints of nuclear energy. The Olympic Dam uranium mine in Australia is run by the multinational corporation BHP Billiton. Uranium mining is very lucrative and the demand for it is booming. The spokesperson for the Australian Uranium Association talks of a bright future. He claims that Australia has the potential for 15 to 20 new uranium mines. An indigenous resident speaks of the impact the mine has on the environment in which he lives. On the other side of the world, nuclear energy is a subject of debate. A french researcher measures radiation from nuclear sites and uranium transportation. In Germany the state secretary for the ministry of the environment points out that nuclear energy is not suited to stop climate change.
Germany/Australia 2008, 53 min, English/Portuguese subtittle, Director: Kerstin Schnatz, Isabel Huber, Stephanie Auth.
Latin American Premiere

Sacred Poison

Sacred Poison"Sacred Poison" is a 30-minute documentary that brings viewers into the pain and devastation that uranium mining brought into the lives of too many Navajo. It is a moving documentary whose power is in the voices and the people that we meet. It is raw and intimate, and I use what I learned from years of reporting, my journalism, to bring their stories to life. The usually reserved Navajo reveal the pain and struggle of living life where the amount of clean water you have to drink is very limited, where one family lost seven children to uranium contamination, where various forms of cancer seem to live inside so many neighbors.
USA, 2011, 30 min, English, Director: Yvonne Latty
Latin American Premiere



JabilukaJabiluka tells the story of the Mirarr Aboriginal people's opposition to another uranium mine on their country in World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. It was pivotal in mobilising public opposition to the mine. The mine was halted.
Austrália, 1997, 63 min, English, Director: David Bradbury, Production: Frontline Films
Latin American Premiere


Toxic Neglect

Located on the ancestral lands of the Santhal, Munda and Ho Peoples in Jharkhand, India, Jadugoda is home to almost all of India's Uranium reserves. Moushumi Basu reports on a shocking story that the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) and the Government of India doesn't want you to know about. Toxic Neglect was produced for Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE). The short documentary about Jadugoda is a candid story narrated by the villagers themselves before the camera.
India, 2011, 9 min, English;Director: Moushumi Basu
Latin American Premiere

Uranium: a poisoned legacy

A shocking investigation into uranium mining in Africa. We visit three areas affected by the uranium industry; Mounana where activity has now ceased, Arlit, where the mines have been active for 40 years, and Imouraren, a future site. In spite of the horrific damage to local populations at previous sites, another mine is being constructed, in Imouraren. The result of a colossal deal between the governments of France and Niger, this will be their biggest open mine yet. Areva claims that the new mine will not poison the land, but local people are sceptical.
France, 2009, 52 min, French/English, Director: Dominique Hennequin, Production: Nomades TV, Charlotte Hennequin
Brazilian Premiere
Wednesday July 04th

Uranium Mining - Not in Nisa (Urânio em Nisa Não)

Portugal has 100 Year long history of Uranium Mining. Also Uranium of Portugal was used to make the first nuclear bombs. Now Portugal´s last big uranium deposite is situated close to Nisa, a beautiful village in the north of Alentejo. In an act of prevention, citizens demonstrated against any uranium mining development. They decided to prefer a sustainable production of local products like chease and olive oil than jobs in the uranium industry.
Brazil / Germany, 2012, 35 min, Portuguese, Director: Norbert G. Suchanek, Production: Marcia Gomes
Premiere Latin America

The Evil of the Mine

A TV report about Urgeiriça, the last uranium mine in Portugal. It shows the health porblems of the population of Urgeiriça and the whole area of the town Viseu in the neigbourhood. Many people are ill and hundreds died of cancer.
Portugal, 2011, 29 min, Portuguese, Director: Mafalda Gameiro, Production: Radio Television Portugal - RTP
Premiere Latin America

Uranium City: Life After The Mine

Uranium City: Life After The MineEight thousand people once lived in and around Uranium City, Sask., in the northwest corner of the province. Founded as a tent outpost in the early 1950s when uranium was discovered nearby, it grew into a thriving community with dozens of mining ventures as well as hotels, apartment blocks, a movie theatre, a hospital and CANDU High School. In the mid-1960s, however, the United States government stopped purchasing Canadian
uranium, and the bottom began to fall out of both the market and the city. When the last mine closed in 1982, the exodus began.
Canada, 2008, 7 min, English, Director: Daniel Hayduk
Latin America Premiere


Auf Augenhoehe - At Eye Level

It is a short film about uranium mining and environmental racism in Niger, Namibia and the United States of America.
Germany, 2010, 11 min, German/Portuguese subtittle, Director: Kerstin Schnatz, Production: Strahlendes Klima
Latin American Premiere

Buried in Earthskin

Buried in EarthskinInspired by a dream of nuclear waste as a malignant tumour in the earths skin a woman journalist sets off on a road trip. She follows the route taken by the trucks carrying nuclear waste from the nuclear power plant in Cape Town to their destination in the pristine semi-desert region of Namaqualand. There she meets men and women of the Nama-Khoi tribe, who live in the area, and listens to their untold stories. Over 8 years, her investigation leads her to the homes of other communities living and working in close proximity to nuclear facilities - from nuclear fuel manufacturing plants to nuclear waste dumps and future nuclear power plant sites. Buried in Earthskin subtly demonstrates how energy and political power go hand in hand, and gives a voice to marginalized indigenous peoples who have paid the ultimate price for decisions made (about where we get our electric power) for the sake of political and financial power.
South-Africa, 2009, 50 min, English & Africaans, Director Helena Kingwill
Latin American Premiere

Thursday 05.07


One of the first victims of the radioactive accidente of Goiânia with Cesium-137 September 1987 was a 6 year old child. Leide das Neves had no time to play.
Brazil, 2002, 4 min, Portuguese, Director: Angelo Lima

Not for Public Release: a Nuclear Incident in Lock Haven

For much of the twentieth century the United States Department of Defense was a major producer of radioactive waste. The Pentagon not only produced its own nuclear waste. For years, the Pentagon depended on an unknown number of private defense contractors to supply countless radioactive parts and equipment. In the mid-twentieth century, the U.S. government actually gave some of these defense contractors permission to dump radioactive waste on their private properties. The Pentagon seldom, if ever, disclosed the whereabouts of these dangerous nuclear dumps. The problem becomes one for the ages: many of these radioactive isotopes remain dangerous and "hot" for thousands of years, even as the radiation is invisible to unsuspecting victims. This carelessness caught up with college students in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. One day the students woke up to find environmental officials dressed in protective "moonsuits" searching their apartment building for tell-tale signs of radioactive waste.
USA, 2010, 73 min, English, Director: Bill Keisling
Latin American Premiere
Gefährliches Trinkwasser

Dangerous Drinkwater

From 1951 to 2005 at least 13,000 tonnes of uranium have been proposed on German fields. Phosphate fertilizers were dirtied with an average of half a pound of uranium per tonne. The confederation of industries agrarian and the farm association do not take a serious view on that. The natural uranium deposits in our grounds are much higher, than the additional load by the fertilization. Besides, they hide that the so-called "natural uranium" is already integrated since millenniums firmly in the crystalline structures of the rock, the uranium from the fertilizer, however, is very slightly water-disolvable and movable and can reach very fast in the drinking water leaders. In an exciting trace search author Dethlev Cordts is looking for the springs of the uranium coming along in the drinking water.
Germany, 2010, 44 min, German, Director: Dethlev Cordts, Production: Dethlev Cordts for NDR German TV
Latin American Premiere
Friday 06.07
La Terza Bomba Nucleare, Le Accuse del Veterano

The Third Nuclear Bomb, The Veteran´s Accusation

The Third Nuclear BomConsulting the "Seismological International Center on line data archive" we found that in the area indicated by the veteran, a seismic event with a power of 5 kilotons was registered the last day of the conflict. This hint requires a lot of verifications and at RAINEWS24 we want to carry them out involving journalists from other countries, seismological centers that have registered the event, to whom we ask more data about seismic waves and last but not least international organizations that have the task to monitor nuclear activities.
Italy, 2008, 26 min, English, Director: Maurizio Torrealta, Production: Rainews24 / Radio Televisione Italiana
Latin American Premiere


Blowin'in the Wind

Blowin in the Wind is about the US military use of depleted uranium weapons since the first Gulf War. It is an expose of what the arms' manufacturers are doing with the radioactive waste of the nuclear power industry. They are making bullets, bombs and bunker busters from it...and firing it around the globe. Blowin' was shown theatrically around Australia and created a minor controversy. It premiered at the Sydney and Brisbane International Film Festivals. It helped secure for Bradbury the coveted Charles Chauvel award for his contribution to the Australian film industry and the Stanley Hawes award (2008).
Australia, 2005, 62 min, English, Director: David Bradbury, Production: Frontline Film Foundation
Latin American Premiere

Quirra is a radioactive dump

(QUIRRA è una discarica radioattiva)
For years those people from Sardinia that live near the Quirra shooting range want to know the truth about about several tumours and malformations that have hit the inhabitants and the animals populating that area. Rainews report tells the truth about the first burning truths coming out from Lanusei's prosecutor's office. Those documents clearly talk about the illicit presence and detention of weapons containing depleted uranium.
Italy, 2011, 21 min, English, Director: Falviano Masella, Producer: Rainews24
Latin America Premiere
Saturday 07.07

Nuclear Animation Films



A terrible industrial accident changes DINKI's life forever. Now DINKI's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend BIRDBOY, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest, lost in his fantasies..
Spain, 2010, 12 min, Animation, Director: Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez, Producer: Abrakam Estudio

Space Dust

An intimate immensity.
Brasil, 2011, 2 min, Animation, Director: Sávio Leite, Production: Leite Filmes

Burial at Los Alamos

Burial at Los AlamosAn experimental "Western" environmental expose on the burial of 17,500,000 cubic feet of radioactive and other toxic waste disposed of during the Cold War by Los Alamos National Labs, in unlined pits in the Earth. This radioactive waste has contaminated groundwater, and deep aquifer water, affecting indigenous communities and surrounding land.
USA, 2006, 6 min, English, Animation, Director: Eve-Andree Laramee
Latin America Premiere


Sacred Ground

In the southwestern United States lies Three Rivers, an ancient Native American rock art site where over 10,000 petroglyphs (pecked and incised images) were created by the Jornada Mogollon people between 900 and 1400 A.D. Thirty-five miles away, on the White Sands Missile Range, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site in 1945. The juxtaposition of these sites points to the striking contrast between the two worlds which created them: one which reveres and lives in harmony with the natural world, and one which, in striving to control the forces of nature, has created a means for its destruction. This animated film explores these opposing forces and their relationship and effect on one another.
USA, 1997, 9 min. Animation, Director: Karen Aqua

Liebe Sonne (Beloved Sun)

A firefly falls in love with the most shiny thing he knows, the sun.
Fireflies are so romantic, aren't they? And if it is the last thing they do...
Germany, 2011, 5 min, Animation, no dialog, Director: Franka Sachse, Uli Seis,Production: Franka Sachse, Uli Seis, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Latin America Premiere

Uranium Decay

Uranium DecayThe 4.47 Billion year uranium decay cycle is superimposed on footage from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdown, IAEA news footage, and landscape footage in this experimental environmental expose.
USA, 2011, 6 min 30, English, Animation, Director: Eve-Andree Laramee
World Premiere


After the Day After

After the Day AfterAfter the Day After remakes a section of the 1983 post-nuclear made-for-TV-movie "The Day After", retelling the story of atomic devastation in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style.
USA, 2011, 6 min, Animation, English, Director: Nathan Meltz
Latin American Premiere


Leonids Story

ReaktortotaleA Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986.
Germany / Ukraine, 2011, 19 min, Russian/Subtitles English, Animation, Director: Rainer Ludwigs, Produção: Tetyana Chernyavska
Latin America Premiere

Session about Chernobyl

Chernobyl: The invisible thief

ChernobyleApril 26th 1986. The day a nightmare scenario became horrific reality: the day reactor block 4 of the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. While researching and filming this project filmmaker Christoph Boekel met numerous victims of the atomic catastrophe. His own wife was one them and she, too, died of cancer. A moving film told from the personal perspective of the director, it is a requiem for the often forgotten victims of the disaster and a caveat against putting blind trust in technological advancement.
Germany, 2006, 59 min, German/ Russion, English Subtitle, Director: Christoph Boekel, Production: ARTE – WDR
Brazilian Premiere


To Whom It May Concern

"To Whom It May Concern" is a record of broken people's lives in Belarus five years after the Chernobyl power plant explosion. It shows the plight of children and their parents who have been eating low level radiation food. It is an attempt to warn the rest of humanity to the danger of being exposed not only to radiation but to the undisclosed truth. The film was produced 5 years after the Chernobyl nuclear explosion happened. Becoming sick as a result of exposure to the low dose radation for 5 years, and fearing for the health of her then 7 year old son, director/ producer Galina Sanderson decided to attract international attention to the situation in Belarus. The State run media was not allowed (and still is not) to reveal any factual health related information or sócio-psychological effects of the accident, and the director/producer had to quit her position in Belorussian State TV in order to make this film.
Belarus, 1990, 26 min, English, Director: Galina Laskova-Sanderson
Latin American Premiere

Fikapaus (Coffee Break)

During a coffee break two men, wearing protective suits, are having a conversation about Chernobyl, Harrisburg, Forsmark and nuclear meltdowns.
Back at work their lack of empathy makes them true professionals.
And someone else becomes a victim. Coffee Break is a comedy-thriller.
Sweden, 2011, 14 min 30, Swedish/English Subtitle, Director: Marko Kattilakoski
Latin American Premiere

Radioactive Wolves

(Radioaktive Woelfe)
lobos-radioativos25 years after the biggest nuclear accident in history, wolves reign the radio-actively contaminated no-man's-land, the so-called exclusion zone, of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia. After the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor on April 26, 1986, one city and some 150 villages were evacuated. About 340.000 people were displaced. Uninhibited by the presence of humans, a profusion of wild species has since taken over a territory of about 3.000 square kilometers, creating a new wilderness. At the top of this eco-system is the wolf. Rumors about wolves in the zone have been numerous, but hard facts are still rare. Curious about these rumors, Christoph and Barbara Promberger, carnivore experts from Germany and Austria who have conducted wolf studies around the world visited the zone in 2009 to get a personal impression. They were overwhelmed by the obviously numerous presence of wolves in what has been called the Chernobyl Jungle and is officially the Polessie Radio-Active Reserve.
Austria, 2011, 52 min, German/English Subtitle, Director: Klaus Feichtenberger, Production: ORF
Latin American Premiere
  Sunday July 08th

Indian Point – Nowhere to Run

Shows the impossibility of evacuation at Indian Point nuclear power
plant outside NY City. Produced after the 9/11 terror attack on New York City and the terrorists announced they had targeted the Indian Point Nuclerar Power station but decided to fly by it to the Twin Towers instead.
EUA, 2003, 29 min, English, Director: Tobe Carey
Latin American Premiere

The Eighth Commandment (Das Achte Gebot)

Film documents from the past five decades prove that the use of nuclear energy – whether for peaceful or for military purposes – was made socially acceptable only by repeatedly duping the population. "The Eighth Commandment" (thou shalt not bear false witness on thy neighbour) shows disturbing pictures of nuclear reprocessing plants, giving a sobering insight into the history of atomic power: from Otto Hahn to VEBA chief Benningsen-Voerder. From the first tests in the Nevada desert to the catastrophes of Three Mile Island in the United States to Chernobyl in the former USSR. From political speeches to the civil-war-like scenes at the nuclear power plants of Whyl, Wilster, Brokdorf and Wackersdorf.
Germany, 1986, 95 min, German, Director: Bertram Verhaag und Claus Strigel, Production: Denkmal-Film GmbH
Latin American Premiere

Rokkasho Rhapsody

The film sets in Rokkashomura in the northern part of Japan, where they have built a nuclear reprocessing fuel plant in 2004. This fuel reprocessing plant is for recycling nuclear power by removing plutonium from used nuclear power fuel. This film shows the various lives of the people that live in Rokkashomura and how they are living with the new nuclear reprocessing plant. A lady in the village pursues her activism in order to stop the reprocessing plant. She grows tulips to help raise awareness of what Rokkashomura still has to offer. She even held a farmers market and told each customer "these maybe the last organic plants you can buy without any radiation". This fuel reprocessing plant has divided Rokkashomura into people for and against the building and usage of the plant.
Japan, 2006, 102 min, English, Director: Hitomi Kamanaka
Latin American Premiere
Wednesday July 11
18h30 – 21h30

Nuclear films of the Yellow Archives

and the MAM cinema arquives.
Thursday July 12
18h30 – 21h30

Nuclear films of the Yellow Archives

and the MAM cinema arquives.
Friday July 13

One Day

This documentary is about the nuclear issue in Brazil and about the nuclear accident of Fukushima in Japan. Fukushima opened the discussion about the security of Brazils nuclear power plants. Anti-Nuclear activists demonstrates in the Japanese quarter Liberdade in São Paulo.
Brazil, 2011, 16 min, Portuguese/English Subtitles, Director: Alex Miranda, Production: Trator Filmes
Brazilian Premiere

Food and Radiation

The Film addresses the isue of radiation in food after the March 11, 2011, Fukushima desaster. The film features interviews with foof producers, restaurant owners and new parents about the food consumption has changed after the nuclear accident and the contamination of the food chain with radioactive elements.
USA, 2012, 18 min, Japanese/English, Director: Yoko Kumano
World Premiere

Dirt Cheap 30 years on: the story of uranium mining in Kakadu

Uranium mining was imposed on the Traditional Owners of Kakadu, Australia in the late 1970s and the controversial Ranger mine commenced production in 1981.
Three decades later Kakadu uranium is still shipped out of Darwin to fuel nuclear reactors in Japan, Europe and elsewhere.
The film includes rare footage of Mirarr Senior Traditional Owner Toby Gangale stating clear opposition to mining on his country and documents his prescient concerns about uranium. It shows how the Federal Government overrode the human rights of Kakadu's Traditional Owners in order to impose a toxic industry in a World Heritage Area.
The film provides a unique insight into a story that continues to generate heartache and headlines today.
Australia, 1980-2011, 51 min, English/Gunwinku, Subtitle English, Director Ned Lander.

Radioactivists: Protest in Japan since Fukushima

RadioactivistsFukushima anti-nuclear demonstrations during May and June 2011. We have filmed at demonstrations and talked with the activists who organized them. We also talked with intellectuals, social and political scientists, about the magnitude of the current protests. During these months, we met a lot of inspiring people and got heaps of interesting footage of this new-forming movement, which seems to combine so many groups and organizations and may cause a major shift within Japanese politics and society. With RADIOACTIVISTS, we captured the spirit of this momentum, showing the challenges and triumphs of a movement of great historical significance.
Germany/Japan, 2011, 72 min, Japanese/English, Spanish Subtitles, Director: Julia Leser, Clarissa Seidel
Latin American Premiere

Saturday July 14th

Award Ceremony (by invitation only)

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