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.

Atomic Africa: Clean Energy's Dirty Secrets

2013 DE 52 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice