Impressions from the opening of the Uranium Film Festival

The World Uranium Symposium saw the opening of the fifth Uranium Film festival - this time in Quebec! Here are a few impressions from the event.

 

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Matheew CoonCome, Grand Chief of the Cree in Quebec, opens the 5th edition of the Uranium Film Festival. He restates the definite dismissal of uranium mining by the Cree, supported by all other First Nations in Quebec. 

 

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Christian Levesque introduces Ed Begley, Karine Vanasse and Nadine Badewitz. The actors support demands for a permanent Moratorium on uranium mining in Quebec and worldwide.

 

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Cree filmmaker Ernest Webb, creator of "Wolverine", named after a statement of a young Cree during the hearings on uranium mining in Mistissini, north Quebec, 2015.

The film was shown to celebrate the opening of the Uranium Film Festival, with Grand Chief CoonCome thanking the young people amongst his generation for their support, engagement, and the production of the film.

 

 

 

 

In the following ten days, the Uranium Film Festival will host 60 films on uranium mining and other nuclear topics in Quebec, Mistissini, and Montreal.