ATOMIC AFRICA: CLEAN ENERGY’S DIRTY SECRETS

2014 Films

U.S. Premiere

ATOMIC AFRICA: CLEAN ENERGY’S DIRTY SECRETS

Marcel Kolvenbach

MARCH
27
4:00 PM

Directed by: Marcel Kolvenbach

Venue: University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
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ATOMIC AFRICA: CLEAN ENERGY’S DIRTY SECRETS (Germany, 2013, 52 min.)

U.S. Premiere An investigation into the nuclear industry and its actions in Africa, the film examines Africa’s power needs and the consequences of using nuclear energy. Africa’s development is being held back by its poor infrastructure and undersize power plants. Countries like Uganda can produce only a quarter of the energy needed, leading to daily power cuts with a disastrous impact on the economy. Companies like French nuclear giant Areva lobby aggressively for more power plants in Africa, but how safe are these new reactors? New nuclear power plants in Africa also mean more uranium mining, contaminating the environment and endangering the local population. Directed by Marcel Kolvenbach.

Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, Director, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Building 41, Room A-03

4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

(Metro: Van Ness-UDC)

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