Yellow Cake - Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie

Yellow Cake - Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie

Deutschland 2003-2007, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Yellow Cake - The Dirt Behind Uranium

The film accompanies the biggest clean-up operation in the history of uranium mining and takes the viewers to the big mines in Namibia, Australia and Canada.


Uranium mining, the first link in the chain of nuclear development, has managed again and again to keep itself out of the public eye. A web of propaganda, disinformation and lies covers its 65-year history. The third largest uranium mine in the world was located in the East German provinces of Saxony and Thuringia. Operating until the Reunification, it had the code name WISMUT and supplied the Soviet Union exclusively with the much soughtafter strategic resource Yellow Cake. Until 1990 WISMUT supplied the Soviet Union with 220,000 tons of uranium. In absolute terms, this quantity was enough for the production of 32,000 Hiroshima bombs.


For the last 20 years, WISMUT has been making a huge material and financial effort to come to terms with its past, which is an alarming present and future on other continents. For five years, the filmmakers accompanied the world’s largest sanitation project in the history of uranium mining. During that time the world market for uranium changed in a dramatic way. Uranium has advanced to become one of the most sought after resources in the world. While shooting this film, the price for uranium on the world market increased twenty times …


Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Joachim Tschirner
Assistant director:Birgit Mulders
Screenplay:Joachim Tschirner (Konzept)
Director of photography:Lars Barthel, Robert Laatz, Jana Marsik, Johann Feindt, André Götzmann, Christian Maletzke
Editing:Joachim Tschirner, Burghardt Drachsel
Sound:Mario Köhler, Marc Witte
Audio mixing:Dominik Rätz
Music:Fred Krueger
Production company:Um Welt Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:November Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Joachim Tschirner
Co-Producer:Klaus Salge
Line producer:Ralf Marschalleck
Unit production manager:Barbara Kunst
Shoot:: Thüringen, Sachsen, Namibia, Kanada, Australien
Original distributor:3Rosen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), DEFA-Stiftung (Berlin)
Length:3065 m, 112 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.04.2010, 122646, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.12.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Yellow Cake - Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie

Versions

Original

Length:3065 m, 112 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.04.2010, 122646, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.12.2010
 

Awards

Atlantis Natur- und Umweltfilmfestival, Wiesbaden 2010
Erste Preis
 
FBW 2010
Prädikat: wertvoll