“One Hundred Years of Urgeiriça” investigates the history of one of the world’s oldest uranium mines, the Minas da Urgeiriça in northern Portugal. The mine’s history spanned the 20th Century’s obsession with radioactivity, from Marie Curie’s early involvement to nuclear fuel for the Cold War to the commercial exploitation of uranium and finally to the current need to decontaminate the site. The film shows how the mineral affected the individuals who worked with it, the community around it and the world at large.
The film has won prizes at the CineEco Environmental Film Festival, Seia, Portugal
and at the International Uranium Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
"The CineEco organization presented the award to the film '100 Years of Urgeiriça' directed by Ramsay Cameron. It is an "evocative and historical" documentary about the story of uranium mining in Portugal " Publico
"Skillfully, Ramsay Cameron uses unique archive footage and eyewitness interviews to reveal the important involvement of Urgeiriça in the Manhattan programme…an excellent film to open our eyes on the history of uranium mining in Portugal and on its participation in the construction of the first US and UK atomic bombs",
Márcia Gomes de Oliveira, co-founder and director of the International Uranium Film Festival.