The International Uranium Film Festival is going to hit the city on February 11 and 12 at the SP Jain Auditorium at Bhawan’s College, Andheri (W). Many of the Indian and foreign films to be screened at the festival are critically acclaimed, international award-winning documentaries.
Scheduled to be held from 6 to 9.30 pm, the festival is dedicated to films about Uranium and the possible dangers it poses to the environment and the survival of humanity from both its military and peaceful uses. The festival includes documentary and fiction films on issues like Uranium mining, nuclear power plants, atomic bombs, nuclear waste, radioactive risks, nuclear medicine, Hiroshima, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.
Waste from nuclear power plants remains radioactive for more than one lakh years. The films screened will raise questions like how our coming generations will protect themselves from this deathly waste. The festival will stimulate discussions and encourage the production of new documentaries, movies and animated films about the nuclear or radioactive issue.
The international festival was inaugurated in New Delhi on January 4 and has made its way to Mumbai from cities like Shillong, Ranchi, Manipal, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Thrissur.
The Mumbai edition of the festival is being presented by the 7 Islands Film Festival, sponsored by Yusuf Meherally Centre, Shrividya Sansthan and Bhawan’s Cultural Centre, and supported by NGOs Janhit Seva Samiti, Konkan Bachao Samiti, Konkan Vinashkari Prakalp Virodhi Samiti, Muktiyaan Loksanskritik Sanghatana and other anti-nuclear activists in the city. Entry is free.