Atom Bombs & Nuclear War (Uranium Film Festival)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
The Last Flower
Iran, 2013, 6 min, animation, no dialogue, Director: Sima Baghery
An atomic world war destroys all of civilization. Everybody is wandering around lost, neglecting each other, until one day when a young girl finds the last flower on Earth. She runs to people telling them about the flower, but no one seems to care until at last a young man shows interest...
Israel, 2012, 3 min, experimental film, no dialogue, Director: Keren Zaltz
Moab includes authentic footage of bombing from the popular and propaganda movies that were created by the American government during the Cold War. The photomontage brings up questions of reality and fiction and deals with the areas of ethics and aesthetics.
Atomic Bombs on the Planet Earth
UK/The Netherlands, 2011, 13 min, experimental documentary, English, Director: Peter Greenaway
Between 1945 to 1989, 2,201 atomic bombs were dropped on planet Earth - an astonishing number implying huge destruction and fall-out. The film shows evidence of every bomb’s explosion building up to a destruction that is both awe-inspiring and dreadful.
Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1
USA, 2012, 87 min, documentary, Marshallese & English, Director: Adam Jonas Horowitz
This documentary about the “Secret Project” in which the U.S. conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands in the 1950’s illustrates the incredible affects of radiation on humans and shows how savagery reaches new levels with the advent of advanced technology.
8:30 pm: Panel discussion with film directors Peter Greenaway (via Skype) and Adam Horowitz, and Kevin Martin (Peace Action). Moderator: Katherine Fuchs (Friends of the Earth)
About the Uranium Film Festival:
The world’s growing and increasingly urbanized population, with its demands for an easy lifestyle, is driving the global demand for energy. What are the best energy sources? Oil and shale gas have their downsides. Isn’t nuclear energy, with no carbon footprint, the best solution?
The International Uranium Film Festival is the first annual film festival to highlight nuclear and radioactive issues. A number of award-winning films will be accompanied by thematic discussions including input from the film directors themselves and from internationally-renowned nuclear experts.
Each screening will be introduced by curators Norbert Suchanek and Marcia Gomes de Oliveira, in conversation with filmmakers via Skype. In cooperation with the Uranium Film Festival Team and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
When & Where
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.