[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Uranio 238: The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool

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======== URANIO 238: THE PENTAGON´S DIRTY POOL ==============================

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======== DEPLETED URANIUM DOCUMENTARY WINS BEST SHORT AT INTERNATIONAL
         URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL ===============================================

Costa Rican production: URANIUM 238 - The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool wins best  
short film category of the First International Uranium Film Festival which  
ended Saturday night (28th of May 2011) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1 June  
2011 - ICBUW [1]
The documentary URANIO 238 – The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool, produced by Pablo  
Ortega, won the prize for best short documentary in the Uranium Film  
Festival, which took place May 22 to 28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. URANIO 238  
had also won best documentary in the Costa Rican Movie and Video Festival in  
2009.
Thirty four international productions surrounding the nuclear fuel chain were  
chosen by a jury and were shown in two theaters in the beautiful suburb of  
Santa Teresa. More than a thousand people had the opportunity to view  
documentaries and films produced in Brazil, India, Australia, the  
Netherlands, UK, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, the United  
States, Japan, South Africa and other countries, where organizations and  
filmakers are speaking out against the risks and dangers associated with the  
nuclear industry.
 

/Isabel MacDonald accepting the award on behalf of the production team./

URANIO 238, produced for the San José Quaker Peace Center, has a duration of  
28 minutes, and analizes the impact on the health of civilians and military  
personnel from the use of depleted uranium, which is currently used in  
conventional weapons. /“Through interviews with soldiers and activists,  
the documentary explores the health risks when this material is ingested or  
inhaled by people in war zones or test areas,”/ Ortega explained.
According to the producer, the main goal of the documentary was to point out  
the risks of the military use of depleted uranium for a presentation in the  
First Latin American Conference on Uranium Weapons. This event was organized  
by the San Jose Quaker Peace Center, the International Depleted Uranium Study  
Team (IDUST) and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW)  
in San José, Costa Rica in 2009.
/"Used in 1991 in the first Gulf War, the Balkans conflict, and later on in  
the second invasion of Iraq, this dangerous toxic and radioactive waste is  
associated with alarming rises in cancer rates, infant malformations and  
other health effects among civilian populations in war zones and soldiers who  
are deployed in these wars or live next to DU testing sites,"/ according to  
Damacio Lopez of IDUST.
/Damacio Lopez with students and the film festival./
This documentary is part of a worldwide campaign to ban the use of uranium  
weapons in wars. The International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW)  
is a global network which seeks an international treaty banning DU weapons  
world wide. As part of these efforts, peace activists recently celebrated on  
April 28th 2011, the passing by the Legislature of Costa Rica, of a reform to  
Costa Rica´s Arms Law, banning the use, manufacture, transit, production and  
distribution of uranium weapons.
/"Our commitment along with URANIO em Movi(e)mento, the film festival  
organizers in Brazil is to spread the information gathered in this festival,  
it is a rich source for all those seeking a world free of radioactive  
waste," /says Isabel Macdonald of the San Jose, Quaker Peace Center of Costa  
Rica. The Festival from Rio goes on to São Paulo and other cities in the  
northeast.
/“We are very pleased with this prize, especially in a festival with  
international outreach”/ said Ortega. Isabel Macdonald of the Quaker Peace  
Center.was present to receive the prize.
Those present in Brazil would agree with the words of Norbert Suchanek,  
General Director of the Film Festival, /“This International Film Festival  
is not only about screening films it is about making friends”/. These  
friends will carry these films to as many places as possible to spread the  
facts about the risks associated with the nuclear industry.
The festival team invites film makers and film enthusiasts around the world  
to participate in the Second International Uranium Film Festival, to be held  
May-June 2012 in Rio during the United Nations Conference Rio Plus 20.

Notes:
Uranio 238 on Youtube:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EUp5j1481g [2] 
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNgZs1lyuGQ [3] 
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ4h6IeCalo [4] 
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uodiHzrefI [5]

http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org [6]

  

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