Anger in the wind

by Amina Weira

NIGER, Benin, France - 2016 - 54 MINUTES

synopsis

In my home town of Arlit, in northern Niger, Areva has been mining uranium since 1976. Today, a large part of this region, swept by sand winds, is contaminated. Radioactivity cannot be seen and the population is not informed of the risks it runs. Part of the year, strong sand winds completely envelop the city. This dust wind spreads radioactive substances. Everyone is looking for shelter. The city becomes calm, all activities are stopped. My father, a retired uranium mine worker, is at the heart of this film. He dusted off his memories, the 35 years of his time in the mine. Thanks to him, I am going to meet other former workers and young people who certainly have their say.

Director

PLUG

PRODUCTION

True True Movies

Alternative Productions

Wonders Productions

Angoa-Agicoa

DIFFUSION

TV78

PARTICIPATION

Procirep

CNC

COSIP

Rewards

In 2019: Resistors - Foix (France) - Selection

In 2017: Festival International Jean Rouch - See the world differently - Paris (France) - International competition

In 2017: Views of Africa - Montreal (Canada) - International Documentary Section - Best Medium and Short Film Award & Sustainable Development Award

In 2017: Cameras des champs - International documentary film festival on rurality - Ville-sur-Yron (France) - 3rd Jury Prize

In 2017: Filming the work - Poitiers (France) - Special mention from the jury

In 2016: Saint-Louis Documentary Film Festival - Saint Louis (Senegal) - Official Selection - Medium Films

In 2016: Traces de Vies - Clermont-Ferrand (France) - First Professional Film Award

In 2016: States General of Documentary Films - Lussas (France) - Sélection Docmonde

Lussas - docmonde@lussasdoc.org - 04.27.52.90.23

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