Program, with 71 films (PDF, 7.65 MB)
Art and Awareness: The International Uranium Film festival was founded in 2011 in Santa Teresa, the famous artist quarter in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. The aim of the festival is to inform the public, from a neutral position, about nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the health effects of radioactivity. The horror of atomic bombs and those who suffered from them, and nuclear accidents like Chernobyl or Fukushima should never be forgotten - nor repeated. The festival inspires discourse about the health and environmental risks of radioactive materials and waste. We seek to educate and activate the public on these issues. The dynamic media of film is an important tool to bring that information to a diverse international public.
Since its inception, the Uranium Film Festival has enhanced public awareness of new productions of independent documentaries and movies about the nuclear fuel chain and radioactive issues. The nuclear world has produced over 200,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste during the past sixty years. This waste will remain hazardous for 100,000 years. It is our responsibility to inform societies and future generations about the dangers of radioactivity. We believe that public education and open discussion of these dangers will lead to a more peaceful, healthy future. Filmmaking and the Uranium Film Festival are tools to inform future generations - and to promote a safe, sustainable future without nuclear risks.
After premiering in Rio de Janeiro, the Festival travels to other major cities in Brazil and other countries. In past years it has traveled to São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza and to Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, to Berlin in Germany, and to ten major cities in India including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The legal organizer of the Uranium Film Festival is the non-profit arts and educational organization "Yellow Archives". This charitable organization is registered in Rio de Janeiro and officially recognized by the Brazilian Government. Important Partners of the festival are the Heinrich Boell Foundation Brazil, Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art MAM-Rio and the Technical State School for TV, Cinema, Tourism and Events - Adolpho Bloch of the Foundation for Education and Science FAETEC.