The atomic bomb, the specter of a global nuclear holocaust, and disasters like Fukushima have made nuclear energy synonymous with the darkest nightmares of the modern world. But what if everyone has nuclear power wrong? What if people knew that there are reactors that are self-sustaining and fully controllable and ones that require no waste disposal? What if nuclear power is the only energy source that has the ability to stop climate change?
Prolific documentarian Robert Stone and environmentalists, scientists, and energy experts share the reasons why they have changed their minds from being fiercely anti– to strongly pro–nuclear energy. The film directly attacks popularly held reasons to oppose nuclear energy, including fear of another disaster like Chernobyl, the problem of waste, and the weakness of clean alternatives like wind and solar energy. Whatever your stance, Stone’s compelling film opens Pandora’s box and promises to change the conversation for years to come. With the world’s unquenchable thirst for energy and its resulting threat to our environment, the stakes may be nothing less than the survival of the planet. - S. S.
About the Director
Robert Stone is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. Born in Britain and raised in the United States, he first rose to prominence in 1988 with his antinuclear documentary, Radio Bikini, which premiered at Sundance and earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature. Since then he has created such multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed feature documentaries as Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, which screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Oswald's Ghost (2006), and his environmental epic, Earth Days, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as the closing night film.
Cast and Credits
Director: Robert Stone
Executive Producers: Dan Cogan,Gavin Dougan, Diana Lady Dougan, Steve Kirsch, Ross Koningstein, Eric Dobkin
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