The Uranium Film Festival: Television Event
The Uranium Film Festival presenterer dokumentarer og fiction under festivalen i Cinemateket på USF Verftet
Onsdag 24. august kl. 18:00.
he Kid Stays In The Picture meets The Atomic Cafe in this archive-based feature documentary that views the dramatic climax of the Cold War through the lens of a commercial television network, as it narrowly succeeds in producing America’s most watched, most controversial made-for-TV-movie, The Day After, in 1983.
This film addresses a universal challenge – grasping how vast global issues such as climate change, the refugee crisis and in this case nuclear proliferation affect us personally. We have much to learn from how this television network took a subject so terrifying, so unpalatable and turned it into prime-time family viewing.
With irreverent humor and sobering apocalyptic vision, this film reveals how a commercial broadcaster seized a moment of unprecedented television viewership, made an emotional connection with an audience of over 100 million and forced an urgent conversation with the US President on his policy towards nuclear proliferation.
The film has received 92% on rottentomatoes.com
There will be a Q& A after the film, in english.
English language, no subtitles. 1 hr 30 min.
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The Uranium Film Festival is a two-day event showcasing must watch films for anyone interested in learning more about the reality of nuclear warfare.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has brought the dark specter of nuclear war back into the public spotlight. However despite the end of the cold war decades ago, the danger of nuclear war has been ever present since 1945. In recent years we have witnessed nuclear states spending trillions on new weapons and world leaders who threaten to use them.
Many experts believe that the risk of a nuclear war breaking out today is as high or higher than during the cold war.
The Uranium Film Festival was founded in Rio De Janeiro in 2011 to raise public awareness about nuclear dangers. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is working in collaboration with the Uranium Film Festival to bring this event to Norway for the first time in 2022.