The actual German government is facing out nuclear energy. But winds can change: For that we organize also Uranium Film Festivals in Germany. October 2012 we have been in Berlin. Be our supporter and partner:
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ICBUW Germany about the Uranium Film Festival in Berlin 2012
Originally initiated in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 the Uranium Film Festival traveled to Germany to build on its success in Brazil. From the 4th to the 12th of October the two cinemas Eiszeit and Moviemento situated in Berlin-Kreuzberg were showcasing the comprehensive program of the film festival. An extensive number of documentaries, animation-, short-films and motion pictures were covering the whole nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to civilian and military use.
Many of the producers and directors from all over the world were present to engage in discussions with the audience. In both cinema premises a short exhibition on the DU issue was dispelled, together with other relevant material. On the 7th of October a special emphasis was put on the use of depleted uranium in weapon systems. Representatives from ICBUW Germany and other organizations as well as filmmakers and journalists were raising awareness and discussing the latest developments on the topic. The diverse audience let to a wide-ranging debate which focused, among other things, on prospects of making civil society engagement to become effective in banning DU weapons.
It became apparent that many filmmakers and journalist have found it difficult to obtain additional jobs after having covered the problem of depleted uranium weapons. Others criticized the lack of interest and support from the general media in reporting on the matter. Overall the festival was a great success and the festival team hopes to return to Berlin next year with a new program, and activities to be coordinated with German anti-DU and anti-nuclear activists. Meanwhile, the Uranium Film Festival is poised to continue traveling to other countries before returning to Rio de Janeiro in May 2013. / ICBUW Germany, Coop Anti-Kriegs Cafe