Saturday, March 8, 2014

Navajos welcome Fukushima to Four Corners forum: High Power March 12 -- 13, 2014


Venue Change from Monument Valley to Kayenta: Screening of "High Power" with Former Nuclear Engineer and Filmmaker Pradeep Indulkar

Panel Discussion on Uranium Mining Impacts to be Held in Cameron

Klee Benally

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Pradeep Indulkar, a filmmaker from India who is also a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years will be traveling through Arizona to screen his award winning short film, “High Power.” The short film addresses the devastating impacts of nuclear power in India.

Mr. Indulkar’s tour is occurring as part of "From Fukushima to the Four Corners.” Events and protests have been organized throughout Arizona to coincide with the third year anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster (March 11, 2014). The events are focused on raising awareness about the open-ended dangers and historical consequences of pursuing nuclear energy/weapons, specifically in the Southwest region. For more information and location of the events visit:

Kayenta Town Hall, Navajo Nation
At Kayenta Township
Wednesday, March 12th from 5:00 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.

Cameron Community Center, Navajo Nation
Near the Chapter House.
Thursday, March 13th at 2:30 p.m.
Screening to be followed by panel discussion.
Panelists such as Wind Euler (Mama Bears Brigade) and Taylor McKinnon from Grand Canyon Trust will join Mr. Indulkar to discuss nuclear industries impacts in our communities.

All events are free and open to the public.
About the film and filmmaker:
"High Power”
Director: Pradeep Indulkar
India, 2013, 27 min, English subtitles
Darkness spreads in the town that provides power to the country, and this time it seems to be here to stay. Tarapur Atomic Power Station, the first nuclear power plant in India, was set up 40 years ago with much fanfare. Tarapur, the town that gives its name to the plant, is, however, miles away from the dream it had promised to be. What really happened in Tarapur in these 40 long years is an awakening the whole world needs to arrive at, before it is too late. Set against the backdrop of yet another heaven being brought down by man's deed to meet his greed, this documentary unfolds a world unknown, a picture unshown, and a nature unborne.. .

Director Biography:
Pradeep Indulkar is a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years, who turned then an anti nuclear activist and presently fighting against Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. High Power is his first documentary which talks about the suffering of project affected people and the villagers of nearby villages of Tarapur Nuclear Power project, which is India's first nuclear power plant.

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