Nuclear Waste Weeks: film screening this Friday

In the context of our Nuclear Waste Weeks, Anna Volkmar and Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou invite you to a film screening this Friday 15-16hrs.
They will show two recent short films that focus on the issue of nuclear waste: Julian Charrière’s Somewhere (2014) and Myroslav Slaboshpitskyy’s Nuclear Waste (2012).
Everyone is welcome to this (free) screening on Friday afternoon.

The screening is followed by the first meeting of the Workshop on Deep Time and Nuclear Waste. For information on joining the workshop, please visit this page.

Friday 3 November 2017, 15:00-16:00hrs
Main Building, Bellevue 1H-50
The Bellevue Building is a low-rise building just behind the main building (next to Doppio’s coffee)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Somewhere
Julian Charrière, 2014, 15 minutes

Somewhere (2014) documents large planes of wilderness where the Soviet Union undertook their first nuclear tests (1949-1989). This area also known as ‘The Polygon’ is still extremely radioactively charged and has created continuous health issues in the neighbouring populations. Charrière films this space that has been polluted by mankind, a record into our past. (Written by Eva Sherly)

 

Nuclear Waste (Yaderni wydhody)
Myroslav Slaboshpitskyy, 2012, 23 minutes

Sergiy and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergey is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. Sveta works at a radioactive decontamination laundry. Their work and their life are dictated by one unchangeable rhythm with clockwork precision. But what sets this mechanism in motion – day by day. (Written by Kristof Hoornaert)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGqKn1iThyo

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