Since 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival shows world-wide movies and documentaries about the risks of radioactivity and nuclear power. After the screenings in Berlin from October 9th to 14th the Uranium Film will travel this year to the Southwestern United States from November 29th through December 9th. The in the world unique film fest has now selected the first 16 documentaries to be screened during its tour through the American Southwest.
First 16 films selected / Film list alphabetical
Marshall Islands, 2018, Directors Dan Lin & Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, poem video, English, 6 min.
Art & Awareness: A powerful poem video about the legacy of the US atomic bomb tests on the Marshall Islands and the Runit dome nuclear waste site in the Enewetak Atoll. https://www.kathyjetnilkijiner.com
Australia, 2015, Produced and Directed by Kim Mavromatis and Quenten Agius, MAV Media in Association with NITV (National Indigenous TV Australia). Documentary, Australian English and Australian Aboriginal (Antikirrinya) with English subtitles, 5 min.
In the 1950’s and 1960’s the Australian government authorised British Nuclear testing at Emu Field and Maralinga in Outback South Australia. We journey with Antikirrinya Elder, Ingkama Bobby Brown to his homelands in outback South Australia where he explains the legacy of living with British Nuclear testing – how he witnessed the first tests on the Australian mainland at Emu Field (1953) and experienced the devastating affects of radioactive fallout on his family, people and country. This is the first time Bobby has spoken out about what he witnessed when he was a boy – what happened to his family and country and the people who went missing – during British Nuclear testing. British Nuclear testing was a breach of the King’s Letters Patent, the founding document that established the state of South Australia (1836), which granted Aboriginal people the legal right to occupy and enjoy their land for always. How could they occupy and enjoy their land when their land was being blown up and irradiated by nuclear fallout. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/119231410 (link is external) – www.kingsseal.com.au
USA, 2014, Documentary. Director: Suree Towfighnia | Producer: Suree Towfighnia and Courtney Hermann. Documentary, Original Language: English, 57 min, https://www.cryingearthriseup.com(link is external)
Crying Earth Rise Up tells the story of two Lakota women’s parallel search for answers to the question: Why are there high levels of radiation in our drinking water and how can we protect our families and community against this threat? The documentary is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water. It tells a timely story of protecting land, water and a way of life.