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Film buffs show thumbs up to int’l Uranium Film Festival

| | Jamshedpur | in Ranchi

At a time, when the soaring election fever is at its peak, here is a chance for the film buffs to view some of the best made films. The Steel City on Tuesday  played host to the second edition of International Uranium Film Festival of India. The mass communication department of Karim City College is organising the fest.

The film festival in India is organised for the second time and for the first time in Jamshedpur. This is a travelling film festival which has already been in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Manipal, Bangalore, Mumbai and Jamshedpur.

Films on uranium from around the globe will be screened in three days. On the inaugural day, there were films from Australia, Iran, Netherlands, USA, Germany and Japan that were screened. The screening of the film will continue till May 1. There will be 11 more films to be screened tomorrow. The third day will consist of panel discussion along with six films.

International Uranium Film Festival was founded in the year 2010 in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro by a journalist and film- maker Dr Norbert G  Suchanek who is the International Director of it. It is the first festival of its kind that addresses all nuclear and radioactive issues. Art, science  and awareness this the main theme of the festival, and the aim is to inform masses about different facets of nuclear industry and health hazards of radio activity.

“The film festival is all about raising awareness among citizens. The festival is like a neutral discussion on aspects of uranium,” said Shriprakash, the India co-ordinator for the International Uranium Film festival.

Shriprakash has made several documentaries and a fiction film on different social issues including those over nuclear industry. He has also been associated with Jadugoda since last two decades, and documented the situation of Jadugoda in two his documentaries- - Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda- 1999 and Jadugoda- the Black Magic- 2009 which has created a widespread stir among different sections of the society, including high and mighty. Various genres of motion pictures revolving around nuclear industry, nuclear fuel chains and effects of mining and milling would be screened in the festival here.

A panel discussion has also been planned for the last day of the fest. The panel will consist of people like Ghanshyam Birulee, Bhaskar Rao and Rajesh Rai as experts and Neha Tiwari, as the moderator.

 
 
 

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