Press Release (15 Feb. 2021): 10th International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro free online screenings from May 20 to May 30, 2021
INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE
Rio de Janeiro - The International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro has announced its 10th edition. Due to the ongoing corona virus restrictions It will be the festival’s first online edition in cooperation with the Cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s prestigious Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio). From May 20 to May 30 the Uranium Film Festival will screen more than 50 documentaries and movies including the best films of the past 10 festival years. Statements and chats are also planned with filmmakers and nuclear experts around the world.
"2021 marks 10 years nuclear disaster at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In addition on January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into force“, says Uranium Film Festival co-founder and director Norbert G. Suchanek. "Therefore we dedicated the 10th International Uranium Film Festival to these important issues, Fukushima and Nuclear Weapons."
Already on March 11, the International Uranium Film Festival remembers the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster with a seven day online screening also in cooperation with the Cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio). We will show two awarded documentary movies about the Fukushima nuclear accident: a poetic short film by Italian photographer &filmmaker Alessandro Tesei "Fukushima No Daimyo“ and a German feature documentary by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar "RANGA YOGESHWAR IN FUKUSHIMA. JAPAN’S FIGHT AGAINST RADIOACTIVITY “. The films can be watched online in English or German with Portuguese or English subtitles from March 11 to March 17.
All screenings are free. However the festival welcomes any donation and support.
"In these unpredictable times of Covid-19 the Uranium Film Festival relies more than ever on support and partnership of those who share our passion for nuclear awareness and believe in the power of cinema“, says Suchanek.