Tuesday, October 29, 2013

11.30 & 12.1 SANTA FE, NM: Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival | Sierra Club | Northern New Mexico Group

Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival - SF - Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

WHERE: Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
WHEN: Saturday, November 30 time TBD Atomic Surplus: Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival
Presented by Santa Fe Art Institute
Held each year in Rio de Janeiro, this festival explores nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the health effects of radioactivity, while seeking to educate and activate the public. Founder-directors Norbert G. Suchanek and Marcia Gomes de Oliveira will present a selection of films and lead a discussion.
Sunday, December 1, time TBD Atomic Surplus: Nuclear Savage
"Stunning … An extraordinary documentary" –Huffington Post
Some use the term "savage" to refer to people from primitive cultures, but nuclear experimentation pushed savagery to new levels. In the 1950s, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic and hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, vaporizing islands and exposing entire populations to fallout. The islanders on Rongelap received near fatal doses of radiation from one test, and were then moved onto a highly contaminated island to serve as human guinea pigs for 30 years, in an experiment conceived at Los Alamos. Santa Fe's Adam Horowitz, known locally as the builder of 'Fridgehenge,' spent 25 years collecting material—his own footage, archival clips, and unpublished secret documents—to create this unforgettable and ironic portrait of American cynicism, arrogance, and racism. Winner of festival awards in Paris, Chicago and Mexico City.
Event Date & Time: 
30 November 2013 - 5:00pm - 1 December 2013 - 10:00pm

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