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High Power in Mumbai International Uranium Festival – Don’t miss 19th april

A still from 'High Power'.

Venue
RR Theatre III, 10th Floor, Films Division
Pedder Road,

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
10.30 am – 1.00 pm (FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT)
ABITA. CHILDREN FROM FUKUSHIMA – Germany, 2012, 4 min, Animation, English subtitles
Directors: Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner,

FORBIDDEN GROUND FUKUSHIMA – Japan, 2012, 57 min, Japanese, English subtitles
Director and Producer: Kazunori Kurimoto,

TOKYO’S BELLY – Germany, 2013, 70 min, English subtitles
Director: Reinhild Dettmer-Finke

2 pm – 4.00 pm (NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS)
INDIAN POINT, NOWHERE TO RUN – USA, 29 min

WOMEN OF FUKUSHIMA – Japan, 2012, 27 min, English subtitles
Director: Paul Johannessen

GET UP STAND UP – India, 2012, 34 min, Documentary, Tamil/Malayalam and English, English Subtitles
Direction Sreemith.

– India, 2013, 27 min, Documentary,Marathi/English, English subtitles
Director and Producer: Pradeep Indulkar- THE CREW MEMBERS WILL BE AT THE SCREENING FOR INTERACTION

4.30 pm – 7.30 pm (HIBAKUSHA – ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVERS)
08:15 OF 1945 – Argentina/Brazil, 2012, 78 minutes, Documentary, Portuguese with English Subtitles
director Roberto Fernandez
(15 minute break)
HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI DOWNLOAD – Mexico/Japan, 2010, 73 min, Documentary, Japanese/English
Shinpei Takeda and Eiji Wkamatsu,

High Power, a 27-minute documentary about the health issues faced by residents of Tarapur, a town in Maharashtra, and home to the Tarapur Atomic Power Station, recently won the Yellow Oscar in the short film category in the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Uranium Film Festival. Films from all over the world which shed light on the problems associated with nuclear energy are screened and discussed here.

The film will be screened at

Having quit BARC in 1994 owing to health problems, Indulkar, a mechanical engineer, worked in the field of environment education, which would have doubtless served him well during the making of this film. In 2009, he came across the struggle against the Jaitapur nuclear plant, and joined it. This steered him towards Tarapur, the oldest nuclear power plant and the closest to Mumbai.

“Like most documentary filmmakers, Indulkar faced a shortage of funds while making the film. “In the making of a documentary on some critical issues the main problem a documentary maker faces is the funding. Though we have a few funding agencies they mainly give funds to informative and educational films. But documentary is the genre of film which brings out the truth and most of the times the truth is a bit bitter, which some agencies do not wish to support,” he says.

He was helped out by a number of people who agreed to be a part of the film on an honorary basis. While Tom Alter and Vikram Gokhale did the voiceovers in English and Hindi respectively, a Marathi film producer funded the editing of the film.

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