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ARTPORT_COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT IV: WATCH AND VOTE FOR THE WINNER

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COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT IV

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PLEASE WATCH & VOTE
until March 31, 2014

for your favorite artist to help them win an artist residency at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro!

ARTPORT_making waves is pleased to announce the launch of COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT IV, the fourth biennial competition of short art videos and animations by artists from around the globe who address climate change.COOL STORIES IV is launched on the web at www.artport-project.org and invites the public to vote for the final winner who will be awarded an artist residency at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (largodasartes.com.br). The deadline for voting is March 31COOL STORIES IV (50′) is presented in partnership with FilmAnnex,filmannex.com, an online platform and community for independent filmmakers and video artists.
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International Uranium Film Festival

From International Uranium Film Festival 

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• Rio de Janeiro – New Delhi – Berlin – Window Rock – New York – Copenhagen – LA

In 2013 the International Uranium Film Festival organized festivals in Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi, Mumbai,… Berlin, Munich, in New Mexico and in Window Rock Navajo Nation and showed more than 60 documentaries and movies about the risks of nuclear power, atomic bombs, uranium mining, nuclear waste and depleted uranium weapons: From Hiroshima to Fukushima. Thanks to all friends, partners and supporters the International Uranium Film Festival could show these important films to hundreds and thousands of people in three continents and more than a dozen cities.

Please support the International Uranium Film Festival  in 2014, so that it can continue its important mission. In 2014 the festival will begin in Washington DC (Feb 10-12) and New York (Feb 14-18). Then comes in May, the main event of 2014 – the 4th International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro. Further festivals are planned in Nepal, India, Germany, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland, United States and more. The festivals can only be realized with generous support from environmental and socially conscious people, companies and institutions.

For more information on the films shown at the International Uranium Film Festival:
Women of Fukushima
Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1
New York Brooklyn Program

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Festival Office and Film Entry Address:
Uranium Film Festival
Rua Monte Alegre. 356 / Apt 301
Rio de Janeiro / RJ
CEP 20240-194 – Brazil
info@uraniumfilmfestival.org
www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

Uranium Film Festival starts soon in Rio de Janeiro

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uranium_convite-eletronico_port-714x102451 films from 20 different countries will be screened between May 16th and May 26th 2013 in the cinema of Rio de Janeiro´s famous Modern Art Museum (MAM). The International Uranium Film Festival is an annual festival dedicated to all films, short and feature documentaries, movies and animated films about nuclear energy, atomic bombs, nuclear accidents, uranium mining, depleted uranium weapons and radioactive risks. The best short, feature and animated films of the festival are awarded with the “Yellow Oscar”.

Two important new films of the Festival are for example: The feature documentary film “Uranium – To Die For – (HaZman Hatzahov)” by Shany Haziza from Israel about the most dangerous black market of radioactive uranium from the Congo. And “Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project” by Adam Jonas Horowitz: A documentary about nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands.

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– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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Art and Awareness – Uranium Film Festival in Berlin

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uranio-a-300x196After taking place twice in Brazil, the International Uranium Film Festival came to Berlin in October 2012. The highlight of the festival was the screening of four movies about the nuclear disaster of Goiânia, 1987, one of them Cesium 137: The Nightmare of Goiânia (1990), a movie by already deceased Roberto Pires which had already won several awards at the 1990 Brasilia Film Festival. The present Brazilian directors Jorge Luiz Eduardo and Angelo Lima as well as producer Laura Pires took this opportunity to speak up against the Brazilian government and lacking response to the disaster.

The International Uranium Film Festival is the only film festival in the world dedicated to films about the whole nuclear fuel chain and radioactivity, from atomic bombs to Fukushima. The show in Berlin, 04-12 October, showcased more than 60 films. Besides the Brazilian, many other directors from other countries were also present and took part in an active discussion with the public. TheYellow Oscar, an award for the best and most important productions, went to Swedish film director Marko Kattilakoski and his crew for the short film Fikapaus (Coffeebreak). The next stop of the festival will be India in January and February 2013 visiting seven different cities.

Call for Entry – Third Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, May 2013

The International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro accepts short and feature length films and videos in the following categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation for the competitions.
Deadline for the Film Entry: January 31, 2013.

Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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2nd. Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro – June 28th to July 14th, 2012

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The Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro is a global event with satellite festivals in other cities and countries. The Uranium Film Festival is a project of the Yellow Archives.

The goal of this Film Festival is to inform global societies about the nuclear fuel chain, the dangers of radioactivity, and the environmental and health risks of uranium exploration, mining, processing and also about nuclear waste. The festival stimulates the production of independent documentaries, movies and animated films about nuclear issues.

The Yellow Archives, the presenting organization of the Uranium Film Festival, is a cultural and educational organization and it is the first-ever film library in Brazil and Latin America dedicated to films about the whole nuclear fuel chain and radioactivity. The Yellow Archives hopes to increase public information about the nuclear power, about nuclear waste, uranium mining and radioactivity in general. Schools, universities, non-profit institutions will have access to the Yellow Archives. The films shall be used only for non-profit, educational and research purposes.

For more information about the Festival, the Films and schedules, please visit http://www.uraniofestival.org

Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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Six films on culture and climate change

About Water - 2007 a film about our precarious relationship with water

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Kellie Gutman writes:

Filmbase, in Dublin, is presenting climate.culture.change,  a series of films from six European countries, and discussions, through 12 June on culture and climate change. A collaboration between Cultivate and the EUNIC European cultural partners: Goethe Institut, British Council, Austrian Embassy, Alliance Française and the Italian Institute of Culture, with additional funding from the European Commission, this film and discussion series is a lead-up to Rio +20, the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

Information on the program available here

 

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Rio+20: Ideas for culture

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From the 4th until the 6th of June 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been 20 years since the first Earth Summit took place and the international community’s attention towards the Rio+20 Summit is growing steadily.
In order to influence the documents for the negotiations, activists and stakeholders have the possibility to participate and send proposals to an „idea box“ that the Secretariat of the Rio+20 Conference has established. The deadline for these submissions is the 1st of November.
Then the Secretariat will elaborate a compilation of the proposals that will be the basis for the zero draft in the negotiations at the Rio+20 Conference.
UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), the world organization of cities, is preparing a contributions document, which will include (among other issues) the idea of making culture the fourth pillar of sustainable development. The Committee on Culture has been invited to participate in internal meetings to prepare UCLG’s document. The Agenda 21 for culture (2004) and the Policy Statement of Mexico on “Culture: the Fourth Pillar of Sustainable Development” (2010) build the basis for this process.

In order reinforce the message of the UCLG’s Committee on culture, cultural activists, networks and stakeholders on the relation between culture and sustainable development are encouraged to send a message with their ideas to the Secretariat too. The UCLG offers a document that can be used or can give ideas for preparing such a submission. This document can be found here: http://www.agenda21culture.net/docs_circulars/Ideas%20for%20Rio+20%20-%20ENG.pdf
Ideas can be submitted to the Secretariat of the Rio20+ Conference here:
http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=83

For further information see
http://www.bcncultura.com/agenda21cultura/circular/circular54.html
or contact the Secretariat of the Committee on culture: agenda21cultura [at] bcn [dot] cat and +34 933 161 009

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Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

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– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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Watch the Trailer for Waste Land, a Documentary About Beauty and Trash

WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

Jardim Gramacho, outside of Rio, is the world’s largest landfill. In a new documentary called Waste Land, Vik Muniz, a Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist, returns to create portraits, made from the trash itself, of the so-called “catadores” who work there.

It looks like an interesting peek at a subculture you’re not likely to be exposed to otherwise, a helpful reminder that we’re creating incredible volumes of trash, and a nice example of the redemptive power of art.

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.