Towards a greener tomorrow

Jan 29, 2013, 08:02 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Head to the International Uranium Film Festival which is dedicated to films on issues pertaining to environmental conservation, the nuclear fuel chain and radioactivity

The International Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India for the first time. It is dedicated to films on the nuclear fuel cycle and will include a range of animation videos, short films, documentaries and feature films from all over the world.

The film festival was first held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and then travelled to Portugal, Germany and will move on to New York after the Indian edition.


“Contemporary issues such as global warming and climate change are becoming part of the education curriculum. There is a growing awareness among people about the need to conserve the environment by using green technologies.

Leonids Story

We feel that art and culture are the best medium to reach a large audience. Today, India and other developing countries need energy to ensure their citizens have a good standard of living, so to address their energy needs, ambitious establishments are ready to go to any limit to achieve their goals,” says Norbert G Suchanek, International festival director.

Tiger Dynasty

Suchanek added that the festival encourages a discussion about the nuclear question and aims to encourage the production of new documentaries, movies and animated films.

Film poster of Into-Eternity

The Uranium Film Festival and the Yellow Archives depend primarily on private funding to ensure its continued growth.

Some of the movies that one can enjoy at the festival are Sacred Ground, The Secret and the Sacred, Two Worlds at Los Alamos, Leonids Story, To Whom It May Concern, Indian Point – Nowhere to Run, Beating the Bomb etc.

A poster of Alma, one of the films that will be screened at the festival

The festival has already visited São Paulo, Recife, Joao Pessoa, Salvador, Fortaleza, in Lisbon, Porto, Nisa, Peniche and in Berlin.

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