Friday, May 23, 2014

Consequences and Cachaça

Screenings at the Uranium International Film Festival (WEBSITE) resumed Wednesday, and although audiences have been smaller than at past editions due to the recent bus and police strikes (!) in Rio de Janeiro (INFO), attendees have been treated to a wide variety of discussions with visiting guests and events following screenings.

One of Wednesday's highlights was the presence of Mr. Sergio Duarte, former diplomat and the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs from 2007-2012, who spoke after the screening of the documentary 'In My Lifetime' (WEBSITE).

On Thursday, the director/ writer, sound designer/ composer and lead actor of 'Final Picture' (TRAILER) made the journey from Germany for their Latin America Premier.  A fiction film about life in a bunker in Germany following a nuclear war, 'Final Picture' depicts the human and emotional consequences we have the potential to bring upon ourselves through the use of nuclear weapons.  

Between screenings, the festival documentarian has been hard at work, recording the events and statements from the visiting delegates.

Following the day's screenings, the visiting filmmakers and festival organizers headed over to the famous Copacabana Beach for "caipirinha", citrous cocktails made with local "cachaça" (sugar cane spirits).

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