Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE
Available for Free AND Ticketed events
Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail is a stunning new documentary series exploring the incredible story of uranium, from its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. It’s a journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories, to discover the rock that made the modern world. It’s part science, part history and all epic adventure. Join physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr Derek Muller as he reveals the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
Filmmaker Q & A
Producer/ Executive Producer: Sonya Pemberton
Writer/Director: Wain Fimeri
What inspired this story?
It began with a mad commitment to tell a cracking story of the most desirable and hated rock on Earth. Uranium changed the world. It revolutionized physics and changed the way we think about the nature of reality. Uranium bent our culture. Uranium is the rock in rock- and-roll. Uranium has the power to take us into a future of clean, limitless energy, or kill every single one of us on this planet. Those are high stakes, and that’s a story that needed telling.
Writer/Director, Wain Fimeri
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