From Fukushima to the Four Corners: Communities organize statewide event to expose threats of nuclear energy
In light of the third year anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster (March 11, 2014), communities around Arizona are hosting events in solidarity with the people in Fukushima, Japan and all other people directly effected by the nuclear industry. The events will raise awareness about the open-ended dangers and historical consequences of pursuing nuclear energy/weapons, specifically in the Southwest region.
What: Educational event/Vigil
Flagstaff, San Francisco St. & Birch St. – March 7th, 6PM
Phoenix, Van Buren & 5th St.- March 9th, 1PM
Tucson, Friends’ Meeting House, 931 N 5th Ave. – March 9th, 3PM
For details about each event visit: www.nuclearfreezone.org
Why: To educate public about social and environmental issues created by the nuclear industry; to support communities in Japan and other communities effected by radiation; to connect with others who want to build a sustainable future without nuclear power.
For more information, contact Hailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Flagstaff, Cameron & Monument Valley Screenings of “High Power” with Former Nuclear Engineer and Filmmaker Pradeep Indulkar
Panel Discussion on Uranium Mining Impacts to be Held in Cameron
FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Pradeep Indulkar, a filmmaker from India who is also a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years will be traveling through Arizona to screen his award winning short film, “High Power.” The short film addresses the devastating impacts of nuclear power in India.
Mr. Indulkar’s tour is occurring as part of “From Fukushima to the Four Corners.” Events and protests have been organized throughout Arizona to coincide with the third year anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster (March 11, 2014). The events are focused on raising awareness about the open-ended dangers and historical consequences of pursuing nuclear energy/weapons, specifically in the Southwest region. A candlelight vigil and procession will be held in Flagstaff on March 7th. Demonstrations will also be held in both Phoenix and Tucson on March 9th. For more information and location of the events visit: www.nuclearfreezone.org.
Northern Arizona University’s SBS Castro Room 104, Flagstaff, AZ
SBS Castro is building 65. Free parking after 4:30pm in lots P62, P62A, and P62B
Monday, March 10th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monument Valley Visitors Center, Navajo Nation
At the 4 way junction Hwy 163, and Monument Valley Scenic Road
Wednesday, March 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cameron Community Center, Navajo Nation
Near the Chapter House.
Thursday, March 13th at 2:30 p.m.
Screening to be followed by panel discussion.
Panelists such as Wind Euler (Momma Bears Brigade) and other who are experts in their fields will join Mr. Indulkar to discuss nuclear industries impacts in our communities.
All events are free and open to the public.
About the film & filmmaker:
Director: Pradeep Indulkar
India, 2013, 27 min, English subtitles
Darkness spreads in the town that provides power to the country, and this time it seems to be here to stay. Tarapur Atomic Power Station, the first nuclear power plant in India, was set up 40 years ago with much fanfare. Tarapur, the town that gives its name to the plant, is, however, miles away from the dream it had promised to be. What really happened in Tarapur in these 40 long years is an awakening the whole world needs to arrive at, before it is too late. Set against the backdrop of yet another heaven being brought down by man’s deed to meet his greed, this documentary unfolds a world unknown, a picture unshown, and a nature unborne.. .
Director Biography: Pradeep Indulkar is a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years, who turned then an anti nuclear activist and presently fighting against Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. High Power is his first documentary which talks about the suffering of project affected people and the villagers of nearby villages of Tarapur Nuclear Power project, which is India’s first nuclear power plant.