Newly added documentaries

Documentaries, new in the Laka video collection and added on this website in February 2009

(Gorleben - The uprising of the farmers)

A documentary by Carola Mayer und Melanie Thun. In February 1977 the decision was made to establish a storage facility for radioactive waste in Gorleben. It was meant to be the largest industrial project in Europe. Now, 30 years later, politicians and anti-nuclear activists still fight about the issue. The documentary shows how the resistance of the local farmers became the longest struggle in the anti-nuclear movement. For them, the question 'pro or contra nuclear power" is not only a theoretical question.
(43 minutes/German/2007)(code: 182/01)

This animated documentary takes viewers on a tour through the science of climate change, the nuclear fuel chain, and the remarkable energy revolution that is under way. Produced in 2007 by Scott Ludlam and Jose Garcia for the Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia. Beautiful and excellent documentary on all aspects of nuclear power.
(30 minutes/English/2007/Code: 183/01)

Partly dramatised documentary on Australia's plans to increase uranium mining & uranium export,; focusing mainly on the proposal to export uranium to China. Produced by Alistair Maffot, written by Daniel Keppel.
(12 minutes/English/2006)(code: 183/02)

Reconstruction of the attack by the Israel Defence Force of the Iraqi Tammaz (Osirak) nuclear reactor on June 7, 1981. Interviews with people involved (mostly military and politicians) about the decision by Prime Minister Begin to destroy the reactor which was still under construction. Not much info on Iraqi nuclear program nor any critical remarks about (consequences) of the attacks.
(65 minutes/ English (Dutch subtitles)/2007)(code: 184/01)

(Arlit - the second Paris)

Arlit is a case study in environmental racism set in a uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. Here European corporations extract nuclear power and profits leaving behind disease, contamination and unemployment. Ironically the primary activities of Arlit today is waiting, waiting to die of radiation related sicknesses or to emigrate to find work in Europe itself. Producer/Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai
(75 minutes/French, Bariba, Hausa and Tamashek (English subtitles)/2004)(Code: 185/01)

Graduate student from the coastal Gonliao is researching the history of the antinuclear power movement in Taiwan and the nuclear power programme. Especially about the struggle against the planned construction of the 4th nuclear power plant
(87 minutes/Taiwanees (English subtitles)/2004) (Code:187/01)

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Netwerk report about Dutch soldiers with cancer. Is it because of contamination by Depleted Uranium in Bosnia? Ministry of Defence says no and does not want to do research. Laka, Military trade-union and victims say maybe: there should be more reserach
(14 minutes/Dutch/2-2008)(Code: 188/01)

A film by David Bradbury. While political parties and sections of the media continue to promote nuclear power as an attractive alternative to fossil fuels, Bradbury's A Hard Rain, explores 'the other side' of the debate - the real issues and grim truth. Traversing five countries - China, France, UK, Japan and Australia, A Hard Rain exposes the hidden agendas behind the latest push for Australia to go nuclear and presents a compelling-and frightening-argument against allowing this to happen.
(77 minutes/English/2007)(Code: 189/01)

Help. Chernobyl 20 years

Remembering Chernobyl. DVD produced by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Focusing mainly on workers, liquidators and inhabitants of Pripyap. Some footage but also picture slide shows and newspaper clippings
(Ukrainian/2006)(Code: 191/01)

Registration of a series of five No Nukes concerts held at Madison Square Garden in New York in September 1979. On September 23, 1979, almost 200,000 people attended a large rally staged by MUSE at Battery Park City in New York. The concerts were organised by Musicians United for Safe Energy, (MUSE), an activist group founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall of Orleans. The group advocated against the use of nuclear energy, forming shortly after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in March 1979.
(102 minutes/English/1980) (Code: 192/01)

Reuters report on Touareg and environmental and health consequences of uranium mining in Niger
(5;25 minutes/English/2007)(Code: 193/01)

Another Reuters report on Touareg and environmental and health consequences of uranium mining in Niger
(5;44 minutes/English/2007)(Code: 193/02)


To sabotage the plans for a sodium-cooled reactor (Kalkar), one of the scientists 'invents' a blood-cooled reactor and the scientists are enthousiastic ('they want to believe'). This docudrama (based on the novel by Roel Van Duijn) looks back on the affaire in hinsight, with interviews, 'archive' footage. Important journalists of that time (early 70's) cooperated. The film was aired on Dutch television on January 25, 1974
Written and produced by: Gerben Hellinga and Fons Grasveld
Actors: Ben Bos (Arie Vreugdenhil), Dirk Nolson (Wouter vd Heijde), Ton van Duinhoven (mr. Vis), Gijs Stappershoef (psychiater); Ad Langebent and Henk van Hoorn play themselves
(62 minutes/Dutch/1974) (Code: 194/01)

Tracking the origins of nuclear power. Where does your electricity come from? In Europe nuclear energy is more and more often celebrated as saving the climate. Clearly, nuclear power plants need uranium. The aim of the movie is to comprehensively illustrate the opportunities and risks posed by nuclear energy, whilst paying particular attention to uranium mining. Australia has the world's largest deposits of this resource. The team travelled to the "land down under" to exemplify where uranium comes from, where it goes to and what is leftover from it.
(53 minutes/English & German/2008)(Code: 195/01)