The Traveling International Uranium Film Festival is going to be inaugurated in New Delhi on January 4th in Siri Fort auditorium no. 3 and will be on road to major Indian cities like Shillong , Ranchi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and finally end its journey as part of VIBGYOR International film festival , Thrissur ( Kerala ) in February, 2013. The festival will offer wide range of animation videos, short films, documentaries and even feature films from all over the world. International Uranium Film Festival was first held in Rio (Brazil) and then travelled to cities in Portugal, Berlin (Germany ) and would move to New York after the Indian edition.
Green energy vs. Nuclear energy is today the most engaging contemporary debate in India. In this crucial period, there is a need to move the debate further and we feel that art and culture is the best medium to reach a large audience. Today when India and other developing countries need energy to meet the needs of the people , establishments are ambitious to go to any limit to achieve their goal . As down south, our fisherman brother and sisters have been raising concerns and anxious about clean environment , unfortunately instead of addressing their concerns, they are being labeled as anti-national and anti-development. We need to just stop and ponder. Shouldn’t we learn from experiences of the communities of the past to take new decision? asks National award winning documentary filmmaker Shriprakash, Festival director of the India edition.
“ Independent information is the base for independent decisions. The festival stimulates the discussion about the nuclear question and stimulates the production of new documentaries, movies and animated films about any nuclear or radioactive issue. In addition Uranium Film Festival creates a neutral space to throw light on all nuclear issues .Societies and peoples have the right of choice if they want to follow the nuclear road or not” says Mr. Norbert, international festival director
“ All the local organizers are working hard on the last minute work related to this event and we are excited for the response of the people towards this festival “ adds shriprakash
Here is the schedule for the festival :
Delhi– Siri Fort auditorium no.3 (4-6 Jan 2013)
Shillong– Hotel Majestic , Shillong (10-11 jan 2013)
Ranchi– Mass com auditorium, Central University, Jharkhand , Ranchi 15th Jan /Ranjendra institute of medical sciences, ranchi, 16thjan International Library and Cultural Center , Club Road Ranchi- 17 jan 2013
Hyderabad – Golden Threshold Campus auditorium / Main campus auditorium , S.N School of communication & art (Central university of Hyderabad) and Humanities auditorium (University of Hyderabad) ( 22-24 January , 2013 ) and lamkaan, road no.5, Banjara Hills ( 25th January )
Pune– Bal Gandharva auditorium , Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune ( 27- 31 January, 2013 )
Mumbai – Ajmera house, next to grant road station west/Bupesh Gupta Bhawan Prabha devi , ( 2-3 February , 2013 )
Chennai– Asian collages of Journalism, behind MS Swaminathan research foundation ,Taramani ( 5- 7 February , 2013 )
Thrissur – Kerala Sangeet Nataka Academy campus, Thrissur , VIBGYOR Film Festival ( 7-12 February , 2013 )
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