2015.08.01-02 No Nukes Film Festival 2015 核電影
【亞洲非核之風】單元，總共選映 6 部片
【從搖籃到墳墓】單元，總共選映 7 部片
Time: 2015.08.01 13:00-22:40; 08.02 13:00-22:20
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No.11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
No Nukes Film Festival: http://zeronuke.gcaa.org.tw/
Organized by Green Citizens’ Action Alliance, No Nukes Film Festival is the first biennial documentary film festival with the specific focus on the issue of nuclear power, and the second edition is presented in 2015. The program addresses to the related knowledge and theories, and illustrates the reality and memories around nuclear trauma experiences. Through the imageries from these international film works, we will see how the dream of civilization—the nuclear application, has impacted on human condition in relation to the nature and other forms of life. They provide diverse perspectives for us to further reflect the nuclear power application in Taiwan and our everyday life.
The 2015 No Nukes Film Festival takes places from July 24 to August 2, and the screening program in August 1-2 will be hosted by Taipei Contemporary Art Center. All the screening programs are free to the public. Director Talks and other related talk events are featured to promote environmental education and public attentions to understand the nuclear power issue.
- No Nukes Movement in Asia, 6 selected films
After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the new wave of No Nukes movement in Asia has arrived at a new stage. The anti-nuclear protest in front of the prime minister’s residency has been taking place every Friday in Japan. The resistance for nuclear power plant construction in India is intensified. The transformation of the energy policy in South Korea after the protest for transmission tower construction in Miryang was contributed by the national attention and pressure. However, as the time goes by, it seems we gradually keep our eyes away from the post-Fukushima trauma in our everyday life. Yet, the radiation, discrimination and government’s false statements have never stopped. Many people are still fighting to protect their homes, and some are fighting to return. The life in coexistence with nuclear radiation is precarious and persisting at the same time—with hope and resistance.
- From Cradle to Grave, 7 selected films
The diaspora stories of Australian aborigines turning nomads for the uranium mining in their own native land, the unbearable heavy cost of nuclear waste handling in Europe and the United States, the life in the nuclear testing grounds like Tureia in the South Pacific and so on, will offer us new understandings for the facts of nuclear industry and its production from cradle to grave. It is not only the human DNA that the radiation damages, but also the connecting links between ecological systems, cultures and economies. The damages last for generations as a haunting ghost casting the history as well as the present. The nuclear waste that we leave from our generation will also be affective to many future generations to come.
The bilingual film festival introduction with screening timetable, venue info and event news is available here.