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.
We follow researchers as try and find new, more environmentally friendly ways of processing materials, and physicists and chemists, who are working on ground-breaking new materials that could soon replace rare earth materials completely.More info