Residual Risk - or the arrogance of power

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This film is available in German only.

The film is a historical document on the subject of the reprocessing of nuclear waste, atomic energy and democracy.

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This film is available in German only.

Behind the barbed wire of the security area, building work for the future plutonium reprocessing plant at Wackersdorf in Bavaria is in full swing. It will not be long before this facility for the reprocessing of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors is opened.
Meanwhile, the Bavarian "Ministry for the Environment", the authority responsible for the plant, announce a hearing in Neunburg vorm Wald to discuss the final seal of approval for the building of the plant.
The 881.000 people who have protested in writing against the building of the WAA (reprocessing plant) are "to be heard" in a hall in this remote village of 8,000 inhabitants. Seated high up on a raised platform, are the gentlemen from the government licenseissuing authority, to their right are the gentlemen from the company operating the plant, to their left, from the TOY (society controlling technical installations and standards), and other independent experts. There are guards to protect these men from the people in the crowded hall.
This film documents the way in which, during this "show of democracy", the last thread of genuine democracy is systematically debilitated and with it, the last remaining risk which could thwart the plans of the proatomic lobby. It exposes the way in which those in power arrogantly (and in full accordance with existing legislation) ignore the well-founded fears and objections of both citizens and scientists.
The film is a historical document on the subject of the reprocessing of nuclear waste, atomic energy and democracy.

Awarded with 5 Prizes:

Peace Film Award - Honorable Mention, Berlin International Film Festival 1998 -- Certificate "highly recommended", film rating commission Wiesbaden, Germany 1989, Ökomedia Freiburg 1989 -- Nomination European Film Award 1989 -- Promotion Award of the City of Freibourg 1989 -- Main Award, Ökomedia Freiburg 1989

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Length
93 min
Available languages
German
Year
1988
FSK
suitable for all ages
ISBN
978-3-935573-65-8

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