Help to finance the 1st International Uranium Film Festival - URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO and the Yellow Archives! The festival will held in Rio de Janeiro 21st - 28th May.
We need support to bring victims of the nuclear industry together in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil has 2 uranium mines and is now investing in its 3th uranium mine in the state of Ceará. More mines are also planned in the Amazon region. Brazil is building its 3rd nuclear power plant in the state of Rio de Janeiro and wants to build 2 or 3 more nuclear power plants in the Northeast and is constructing Latin America´s first nuclear submarine. Beside of that the Brazilian Government signed nuclear treaties with Argentine, South Africa and India and is influencing the Portuguese speaking African countries like Angola and Mozambique. Until today most of the Brazilian are not informed about the nuclear risks. The Uranium Film Festival wants to change that. The Festival starts in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and will travel later to the Northeast and to Portugal also.
The event in Rio de Janeiro also will bring the Uranium-Question into the international public world-wide. Rio is not only the centre of the nuclear industry of Brazil. Rio will be also the centre of the next football (soccer) world cup and the city of the next Olympic games.And 2012 when the "Rio+20 Earth Summit" happens Rio de Janeiro will be again in the focus of the environmental world.
Parallel to the film festival interactive question and answer sessions and round-table discussions are planned with nuclear energy experts, environmentalists and representatives of populations affected by uranium mining, nuclear accidents or other nuclear industry projects.There will be special sessions for local schools and students. Interactive question and answer sessions and round-table discussions are planned with nuclear energy experts, environmentalists and representatives of populations affected by uranium mining, nuclear accidents or other nuclear industry projects.
The second objective of the Festival is the creation of the Yellow Archives. Until today most of the documentaries about uranium and the nuclear risks are mainly in English or French - but not in Portuguese. So the second advantage of our Uranium Film Festival is to subtitle the films and to create the first-ever film library in Brazil and Latin America dedicated to environmental films about the whole nuclear fuel chain - the so called Yellow Archives. Believing that awareness is the first step in making positive changes to better our environment, the Yellow Archives hopes to increase public awareness especially in Brazil and in other Portuguese speaking countries like Portugal or Angola and Mozambique. The films (DVDs) will be used for non-profit, educational and research purposes. The public, schools, universities, environmental groups will have access to the Yellow Archives.