press release


Uranium Derby

Brittany Prater

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 7:30 PM

Studio10 is pleased to host a private preview screening party for Uranium Derby. Brittany Prater's directing debut, this feature-length documentary centers around an experiment gone wrong—the American nuclear experiment. In the film, Prater’s investigation into her Iowa hometown’s secret involvement in the Manhattan project triggers a chain reaction of encounters through which it becomes clear that the topic of nuclear waste was more successfully buried than the waste itself.


During our current neo-cold war era, in which the Environmental Protection Agency has been all but disarmed, Uranium Derby provides a unique perspective  into the long history leading up to our current predicament. According to the art historian Joy Sperling, "The film... generates a large number of open-ended questions, and in so doing brings to the forefront critical issues about the role and responsibility of industry and the government for protecting the public health and preserving the environment."

Brittany Prater (Director/Producer) is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Queens, NY. In 2010 she received her MFA from Temple University and in 2006 her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. Prater has shown films, videos and sculptures in New York and internationally. Her work has been reviewed in ArtNews, The L Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Kansas City Star and the Des Moines Register. In 2012 she received a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities toward the completion of Uranium Derby


To view the trailer for the film, visit www.uranium


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