Norbert Suchanek & Marcia Olviera Gomez, Organizers
Filmmakers, Audience Members – and one Podcaster w/a Book –
at the International Uranium Film Festival in Window Rock, Arizona.
SPECIAL: International Uranium Film Festival
Nuclear Hotseat went to the Capitol of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, to cover the International Uranium Film Festival – 22 films in three days, along with interviews with filmmakers, organizers, and attendees from France, India, Greenland, Germany, Brazil, UK, Denmark, Navajo Nation, and America. Uranium mining contamination of water and land, nowhere to store the waste, radiation genocide of indigenous people, government cover-ups and individual activists fighting back — the hope came from the fierce and gentle people, the beauty of the films, and the determination to keep on fighting for the one planet we all share.
The Films (CLICK on title for link, where available):
- THE WOLVERINE: THE FIGHT OF THE JAMES BAY CREE
Canada, 2014, Documentary, Director: Ernest Webb, Original Langu age: English, 10 min.
- TALE OF A TOXIC NATION
USA, 2018, Director Louis Berry, Documentary, English, 13 min
- DII’GO TO BAAHAANE: FOUR STORIES ABOUT WATER
USA, 2012, 37 minutes, Produced by Deborah Begel. Co-Directed by Deborah Begel and David Lindblom, Navajo with English subtitles.
- TOO PRECIOUS TO MINE
USA, 2017, Director Justin Clifton, Documentary, English, 10 min
- JADUGODA – THE BLACK MAGIC
India, 2009, Director Shri Prakash, English, Documentary, 10 min
- NABIKEI (FOOTSTEP)
India, 2017, Documentary, Director Shri Prakash, English, 66 min
- NUCLEAR CATTLE
Japan, 2016, Director, Tamotsu Matsubara, Production Power-i Inc, Documentary, 98 min, Japanese with English subtitles.
Interview excerpt – Hervé Courtois (l) traveled to Window Rock from France. He talks about Fukushima and his trip to Japan only two months after the nuclear triple-meltdown started. The full interview will be featured in early 2019.
- NUCLEAR WASTE LAND?
UK / Australia, Director Timothy Large, Production Thomson Reuters Foundation, Documentary, English,14 min
- JOURNEY TO THE SAFEST PLACE ON EARTH
Switzerland, 2013, Director Edgar Hagen, 100 min, documentary, English
- DIGNITY AT A MONUMENTAL SCALE
USA, 2018, Director Kelly Whalen, Producer KQED Arts, Art- documentary, English, 8 min
- YELLOW FEVER: UNCOVERING THE NAVAJO URANIUM LEGACY
Director Sophie Rousmaniere, Co- Producer Jay Minton, USA, 2013, 56 min, documentary, English
- TO DIG OR NOT TO DIG: THE BATTLE FOR GREENLAND
Director Espen Rasmussen, Norway, 2013, 8 min, documentary, Danish & Norwegian, English subtitles
- KUANNERSUIT / KVANEFJELD
UK, 2017, Directors Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena, Producer Lise Autogena, Documentary, Danish and Greenlandic with English subtitles, 30 min
- THE REPOSITORY
USA, 2017, Directors Daria Bachmann & Anna Anderson, Documentary, English, 80 min
- CRYING EARTH RISE UP
USA,2014,Documentary.Director: Suree Towfighnia | Producer: Suree Towfighnia and Courtney Hermann. Documentary, English, 57 min
- THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY – UPDATE!
USA 2000/2011, 57 min and 15 min Epilogue / Documentary, Director: Jeff Spitz, Produced by Jeff Spitz and Bennie Klain
Leona Morgan, a Diné woman involved in multiple anti-nuclear groups, left Window Rock for Poland and the COP 24 climate change meetings. She was one of a group that disrupted a Trump administration-approved presentation on coal and fossil fuels. Democracy Now was there and here is their video of the demonstration, which starts at about 6:30 in. Leona speaks at around 7:55. https://www.facebook.com/democracynow/videos/279232809403191/UzpfSTEyNjg3OTUyMTQ6MTAyMTgzMjYzMDAwMTAwNjY/
- OFF COUNTRY in-progress excerpt)
USA, 2018, Directors Taylor Dunne and Eric Stewart, 12 min, English
- URANIUM DERBY
US, 2017, Director Brittany Prater, documentary, English, 83 min
Marshall Islands, 2018, Directors Dan Lin & Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, poem video, 6 min.
- BOBBY BROWN HOMELANDS – LIVING WITH THE LEGACY OF BRITISH NUCLEAR TESTING
Australia, 2015, Produced and Directed by Kim Mavromatis and Quenten Agius, MAV Media in Association with NITV (National Indigenous TV Australia). Documentary, 5 min
- GREETINGS FROM MURUROA – TRAILER
France, 2016, Director Larbi Benchiha, production: Aligal production and France Télévisions, documentary, English, 52 min.
For full information on the International Uranium Film Festival, visit their website:
Norbert Suchanek (r) and Marcia Gomes de Oliveira