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2014 Film Fest This Weekend in Grants

STAFF REPORT | Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:54 am 
GRANTS - Three films will be featured on Saturday at the NMSU-Grants theatre.

The annual film festival, “Connections and Consequences –Think Outside the Mine,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free event features documentaries on energy issues, health and environmental consequences of uranium mining and milling, oil and gas production, and nuclear disasters and waste management, according to event organizers.

The first film, “Nuclear Aftershock,” which was produced in 2012, describes the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear disaster in Japan. This short documentary, 55 minutes, will be followed by a panel discussion led by Susan Gordon, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) coordinator, and Scott Kovac, Nuclear Watch New Mexico operations and research director.

The second feature, “Split Estate,” is a 76-minute piece produced in 2009 film, which illustrates the challenges facing private property owners who do not own the mineral rights to their land.

The shortest film, “Tailings,” was produced in 2012. The 12-minutes piece is focused on the uranium legacy in Cibola County. This final documentary will begin at 1:30 followed by a panel discussion, which includes comments from Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA), Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining  (ENDAUM), and Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC) staff along with friends of MASE.