The Uranium Film Festival: Atomic Cover Up
The Uranium Film Festival presenterer dokumentarer og fiction under festivalen i Cinemateket på USF Verftet
Torsdag 25. august kl. 18:00.
The film won the Best Documentary Feature Award of the International Uranium Film Festival 2021. Along with numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
The widely-acclaimed 2021 film Atomic Cover-up is the first documentary to explore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 from the unique perspective, words and startling images of the brave cameramen and directors who risked their lives filming in the irradiated aftermath. It reveals how this historic footage, created by a Japanese newsreel crew and then an elite U.S. Army team (who shot the only color reels), was seized, classified top secret, and then buried by American officials for decades to hide the full human costs of the bombings as a dangerous nuclear arms race raged.
“Greg Mitchell has done a great service to history in uncovering some of the most remarkable — and supremely sad — video journalism of the 20th Century. More than a movie, a legitimate historical document of almost unspeakable acts of war.” — Charles P. Pierce, Esquire magazine.
There will be a Q&A after the film in English.
Atomic Cover-up. Regi: Greg Mitchell. USA 2021. English language, no subtitles. 52 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.