(Via CNW) The 2015 International Uranium Film Festival will take place in Quebec City from April 15th to 25th. It will feature over 50 films about the nuclear age, including, for the first time in Quebec, The Wolverine: The Fight of the James Bay Cree. This First Nation has been strongly opposing uranium exploration in Eeyou Istchee, their territory in Northern Quebec for years. The Grand Council of Crees (Eeyou Istchee) will host the event.
Sadly, the Cree have just recently suffered the loss of five members who died in a fire at a hunting cabin north of Mistissini. The Montreal Gazette has the story. The Grand Chief’s statement on the tragedy is on the Council’s Facebook page.
Other English language films at the festival include the Canadian documentary Nuclear Hope and Loving the Bomb, an animated short also from Canada. Many of the foreign language films are subtitled in English and/or French.
The festival coincides with the World Uranium Symposium,which also takes place in Quebec City, April 14th through 16th. International uranium experts gathering for the symposium will also attend the festival’s opening ceremony.
The International Uranium Film Festival was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2010. It has taken place in Washington, New York, Berlin, Munich, Lisbon and Mumbai (there are several locations each year), but never before in Canada. (This country, by the way, is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium.)
The venue is the Concorde Hotel on Grande Allée. To read more about the festival visit its official site.