The Race for Uranium

Title The Race for Uranium
Director(s) Patrick   Forestier
Date released (year) 2009
Production company Tac Presse
Length 52 mins
Location Congo, Niger
Keywords/tags Mining,   nuclear, waste,
Link to film Http://
Synopsis Uranium, used to provide nuclear energy, has become one   of the most coveted materials in the world. It’s a resource that will become   even more valuable in the future, with plans to build another 250 nuclear   power stations by 2050. In this exclusive documentary, made by acclaimed   director Patrick Forestier for Canal +, we report on the struggle to secure   Africa’s Uranium. For the first time, cameras were allowed inside Congo’s   Shinkolobwe mine, which provided the uranium for the atomic bombs of   Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Filmed also in Niger, we expose the secret deals and   trace the illegal traffic in Africa’s Uranium.


Links to other resources Also see ‘Katanga   business’, directed by Thierry Michel