Nuclear Hallucinations I 6 Pm I 4 Jan

Nuclear Hallucinations

A film by Fathima Nizaruddin

The film screening will be followed by a performance. The film-maker  will be present for an interaction as well.

Entry is free, all are welcome.

Date :January 04, 2016

Time : 6pm

Venue : Alternative Law Forum, #122/4, Infantry Road, Blore -1 (next to Balaji Art Gallery)

Nuclear Hallucinations is a film, which claims to be a documentary, and it is centered around the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu. In a context where cases of sedition and waging of war against the state are filed against anti-nuclear protesters, the film attempts to question the totalitarian nature of pro-nuclear assertions through comic modes. Satirical impersonations, performance and ironic renderings of jingoistic rhetoric work together to form a narrative that explores the tragic absurdity of constructing nuclear power plants at a tsunami affected coast. This narrative tries to ascertain the relation between the production of “scientific facts” about the “safe” nature of the nuclear project and violence against anti-nuclear protestors including police firing. Anti-nuclear activists, villagers and performers who appear in the film engage with the farcical dimension of these “facts” and this raises larger questions about how authoritarian knowledge claims are asserted through the documentary form.

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Statutory Warning: The video document ‘Nuclear Hallucinations’ does not comply with the complete guidelines regarding the reportage of permissible statements about nuclear energy and weapons (Ref: File no 420, Section 203/IPC). To protect viewers from being affected by the harmful opinions emanating from the above-mentioned video document, the screenings of the same will be preceded by a mandatory lecture conducted by Scientific Rational Security Intelligence Officials.