Uranium Film Festival India Report 2014

The International Uranium Film Festival has been held for the second time successful in India. Now in 2014 more than 50 atomic films were screened in six cities. This is a short report about it.
By: Uranium Film Festival
 
RIO DE JANEIRO - Sept. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- The International Uranium Film Festival has been held for the second time successful in India. In 2013 the festival visited 10 Indian cities from New Delhi in the North to Chennai in the South and the films reached a huge and cultural diverse audience. Now in 2014 more than 50 atomic films were screened in six cities. This is a short report about it.

The International Uranium  Film Festival was held for the first time in May 2011 in Santa Teresa, the famous artist quarter in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.  It is the first movie festival of its kind that addresses all nuclear and radioactive issues: Atomic bombs, uranium mining, nuclear waste, nuclear accidents, nuclear science. The purpose behind the genesis of this festival is to stimulate discussion over the use of nuclear power.  At present, it’s mandatory for the common people to  be aware and informed of every aspect of  the nuclear industry and its nuclear fuel chain including the risks involved  before drawing conclusion to support or  deny it. Starting from Rio de Janeiro, the festivals travels with a selection of the best and most interesting nuclear films around the world.

Moving Moments!

Between mid March and May 2014,  it was now for the second time in India.  More than 50 atomic films were scheduled to be screened in six cities:  Ahmedabad,  Hyderabad, Manipal, Bangalore, Mumbaiand Tatanagar.  "In  Bengaluru - earlier known as Bangalore - the young students of science from the Indian School of  Sciences were shocked to see the ripples of science. Future of Indian science participated in huge  numbers in the panel discussion and the screenings and widened their horizon by seeing the links  between science and its multiple impacts which some said were never discussed in the classroom", says  Shri Prakash, the Festival´s  South Asia Director. "The atmosphere was overwhelming."

But his most moving and humbling moment of the festival was when a young student in Hyderabad  shed tears and with a lump in her throat said, she felt betrayed by her upbringing and education  which kept her in dark about dark issues as this. She said, till her participation in the festival she  had no idea, not even remotely close, about such cruel and inhumane things happening in the  world and shaking the world while she was breathing the same air in the very same world.

In Mumbai eminent documentary filmmaker  Anand Patwardhan said, he was immensely  happy to see the film festival continue for the  second year. Saying that he would love to  see this traveling film festival be a regular  event in India he expressed his solidarity with  the festival. He is not alone. O lot of people would love to see the Uranium Film Festival to be a regular event in India - including the Festival directors and the festival volunteers. "In May,  only a few weeks after the second edition of the traveling festival in India, the 4th International  Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro was held in the cinema of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio) with more than 60 new atomic and nuclear films", says festival general director Norbert G. Suchanek: "Let us bring these films to India in 2015 - with Great Expectations!"

Find here the download link for the Festival in India Report with statements, photos and the atomic film list.  www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/en

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