Organized by the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) and National Nuclear Youth Community (KOMMUN), the annual Nuclear Festival saw more than 2,000 people attend the 3-day program held in Jakarta, Indonesia where discussions on awareness, public acceptance and advantages of nuclear technologies took center stage. As the key participant and sponsor, Rosatom kicked off activities on Day 1 (Friday, 30th November 2018) with the screening of “Wild Edens: Russia.” A series of feature-length documentaries about remote and protected nature hideaways, where the ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming, the first movie centers on the unique natural habitats of Russia. Wild Edens project brought to you by Rosatom and broadcast by National Geographic. The premiere of a new documentary “Wild Edens: Turkey,” the second in the series took place in Ankara, Turkey on November, 22.
It will be broadcast by National Geographic in December. The third film in the series will center on unique flora and fauna of India and Bangladesh. The documentary was filmed in a number of isolated and remote locations, including the Tamil Nadu, the Manas Sanctuary, and the Western Ghats. The premiere of the film “Wild Edens: South Asia” will take place in March in Mumbai (India). The documentary will be broadcast by the National Geographic in spring and summer 2019. “Our fragile flora and fauna are under severe threat, and our planet is suffocating from the crippling pressure of carbon emissions. Through our Wild Edens project, Rosatom wants to attract the attention of the international community to climate change and the need for a global transition to clean energy,” said Richard Supriyadi, Deputy Director of Rosatom Southeast Asia.
On day 2 of the festival (Saturday 1st December 2018), Rosatom participated in the National Seminar discussing the role of youths in Indonesia and how they can drive conversations and acceptance of Nuclear in the future. Alongside Luca Capriotti, IYNC President, illustrated the importance of the dialogue with youth, especially in such a complex industry as nuclear energy. As a socially responsible company, Rosatom understands that youth engagement is vital to the future of the whole industry. This is why the state corporation is committed to raising awareness among this demographic using a plethora of educational programs. The Nuclear Festival 2018 ended on day 3 (2nd December 2018) with an outdoor activity open to the public which included a Colour Run, Fun Bike and a Nuclear exhibition at Rosatom’s booth. Popular with the crowd was the NPP In Your Hand app which allowed an augmented reality tour of a nuclear power plant. Other activities at the booth included a Cube Puzzle and Physics Quiz. “Nuclear festival is a very interesting event.
This event has successfully involved the community, especially young people and children to be more aware of the role of nuclear technology for a better life. The technology exhibition presented by Rosatom is very inspiring. We can learn and know about the benefits of nuclear technology for life in an easy and fun way through scientific activities at the Rosatom booth.”, said Abdul Goffar - Head of Multimedia Department KOMMUN.
The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders. It is one of the largest companies of the Russian Federation and largest taxpayers of the country. It brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as NPP design and construction. ROSATOM is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, producing 202.868 bln kWh of electricity in 2017 (196.366 bln kWh in 2016) or 18.9% of the country’s total generation of electricity. ROSATOM holds first place for the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP Units in 12 countries). ROSATOM produces annually approximately 3,000 tons of uranium production abroad excluded. Raw materials of the Russian and foreign deposits (particularly in Kazakhstan) will be enough to supply both domestic and international projects of Rosatom for the next hundred years. ROSATOM covers 17% of the global nuclear fuel market. ROSATOM also manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research, material studies. It also produces supercomputers and software as well as different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. ROSATOM’s strategy is to develop clean energy projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet.
About the Wild Edens project The Wild Edens project involves filming and broadcasting a series of feature-length documentaries about remote and protected nature hideaways, where the ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming. The project’s main goal is to attract the attention of the international community to climate change and the need for a global transition to clean energy. It is brought to the audiences by Rosatom and broadcast by National Geographic. About Nuclear Festival The Nuclear Youth Festival is one of the
National Young Nuclear Community (KOMMUN) activities with the aim of introducing nuclear science and technology to the public, especially the youth. 2018 festival activities include a series of events ranging from competitions to seminars. In addition to introducing nuclear science and technology to the public, Nuclear Festival is expected to be able to explain the application and benefits of nuclear technology for life, the development of nuclear technology that has been implemented in Indonesia, and explain the role of youth in educating and utilizing nuclear technology for peace, through seminar and technology exhibitions.