International Uranium Film Festival Returns to the Southwest and Films Reveal the Horrid Truth!
Since its inception in 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival has traveled around the world showing documentaries and movies about the risks of nuclear power and uranium. In November 2013 the world’s most unique film festival was hosted for the first time by the Navajo Nation/Diné Nation.
“It is through the courage of independent film makers that the horrid truth of the Nuclear Beast is exposed and denounced”, states Anna Rondon, uranium legacy activist, member of the Diné Nation, Executive Director of the New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute and one of the co-producers of the International Uranium Film Festival.
In a time of escalating nuclear threats, the Festival provides a visual resource to explore the consequences of nuclear power and nuclear weapons that have left deep scars on the peoples and lands of the Southwest. The Nuclear Fuel Chain – from uranium mining and milling to nuclear testing and waste disposal – will be addressed in the wide range of films representing more than 10 countries.
A 14 year old boy obsesses over the circumstances,stances surrounding his father’s suicide and the state of the unborn child in his mother’s belly. Influenced by Professor Siegwart Horst Günther who received the Nuclear-Free Future Award in 2007, Miguel Silveira’s film reflects the use of depleted uranium weapons by the US Army in Iraq.
Atomic Gods – Creation Myths of the Bomb:
Atomic Gods is a series of Surrealistic, black-comedy short films that reveal for the first time the secret, unknown, and perhaps even forbidden, ‘Creation Myths of the Bomb’. A biting satire that is at once both historic and futuristic, this dark episodic series serves as a post-nuclear fairy tale for adults.
Yellow Fever: Uncovering the Navajo Uranium Legacy:
Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, it’s lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice. Tina travels throughout the West to learn about uranium mining and examines the pros, the cons and the hot debate over Nuclear power.
Q&A with Filmmakers and Producers:
- Adam Jonas Horowitz
- Miguel Silveira
- Jay Minton
Several international filmmakers will attend the Festival and take part in Round Table Discussions and panels with local community members.
• East Indian filmmaker, Shri Prakash, Director of the 2017 documentary, Nabikei (Footstep)
• Danish artist and filmmaker Lise Autogena who will present her film Kuannersuit / Kvanefjeld on the current uranium mining debate in Greenland
• Rebecca Cammisa, Director of the 2017 documentary, “Atomic Homefront”
Beginning: Sunday December 9th 2018
Runtime: 240 min
NR / 2018