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Sunday, December 1, 2013

International Uranium Film Fest begins in Navajo Sacrifice Zone

COMMUNITY GROUPS CONCERNED ABOUT URANIUM CONVENE AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN NAVAJO NATION’S CAPITAL
Date: December 2 -- 4, 2013, starting from 8:30 am daily
Location: Navajo Nation Museum on Arizona Hwy 264, 0.5 mi east of I.R. 12

By Leona Morgan
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona -- On December 2 through 4, 2013, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) -- the world’s only traveling festival devoted to the entire Nuclear Fuel Chain -- will be held in the homeland of Diné communities sacrificed by the United States for production of nuclear weapons. This IUFF event is organized in conjunction with a community gathering of Diné organizations and residents with regional groups concerned about uranium’s effect on: human health and future, environment, economy, culture and water. The festival will include presentations, workshops, info tables, t-shirt printing and 21 films.
The arrival of the IUFF is apt, coming at a time when the Navajo Nation’s leaders are making decisions regarding its new Uranium Commission, the 2013 Energy Policy and new multi-agency clean-up plans. Local uranium mining, processing, transport and changes in HRI/URI, Roca Honda mine and White Mesa mill are topics that will be highlighted by community experts during the week.
The three-day event is free and open to the public for the purposes of “Art and Awareness," community dialogue and decolonization of Western concepts about uranium. The films are documentaries, animations and shorts that explore not only the effects of radiation, but also the practices of the nuclear industry and world governments as well.
The event will be streamed online and will be available during selected hours at:
Information about the film festival is available at: http://uraniumfilmfestival.org
Information about the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/602197326504657/
For more inquiries, to support the event, please contact Leona Morgan (505-879-8547).
The organizers wish to give a Special Thanks to all the sponsors, contributors and volunteers: Diné Bidziil, International Uranium Film Festival, Honor the Earth, Western Action Mining Network, Indigenous Environment Network, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, Seventh Generation Fund, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program and the Front End Working Group, Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum, and Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America.


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INTERVIEWS AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Contact:
Leona Morgan
Window Rock IUFF Co-Coordinator
1-505-879-8547

Program schedule at Censored News
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/11/navajo-nation-international-uranium.html

1 comment:

Unknown said...

people mus know the usage and dangers of uranium from that film

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