Thirty films focussing on uranium mining, nuclear power plants, atomic bombs, nuclear waste, radioactive risks and nuclear medicine will be screened at the Suchitra Film Society here as part of the International Travelling Uranium Film Festival.

Society secretary Anand Varadaraj said the festival is being held for the first time in the city.

The festival on February 2 and 3 will see over 30 films with duration ranging from four to 90 minutes. These include an 18-minute film on food and radiation, which addresses the issue of radiation in food following the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, and a nine-minute film on Jadugoda: The Black magic.

Society president N. Shashidhar said the film festival has already been held in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Manipal, Pune and Hyderabad, and after Bangalore, it will travel to Chennai, Trichur and Mumbai.

The festival will be held at the Suchitra Film Society on 9th Main Road, B.V. Karanth Road, Banashankari II Stage.

It will be held between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., and entry is free. For details, call 9845055034 or 080-26711785, or visit http:www.uraniumfilmfestival.org.

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