Screening: Pandora’s Promise + Q&A

Screening Friday 21 March 2014, 7:00 PM

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Robert Stone and environmental activist Mark Lynas who features in the film. Moderated by Tom Clarke, Science Editor for Channel 4 News.

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The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster, but what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? A growing number of leading environmentalists are acknowledging the difficult reality that the world will never agree on how to reduce its energy consumption.

Without denying the horrors of nuclear meltdowns such as Fukushima, Pandora’s Promise asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.

Director Robert Stone documented the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts, who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti- to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. The result is a thoughtful film that changes the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarising issue.

Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Robert Stone has developed a steady international reputation with a range of unique and critically acclaimed documentaries about American history, pop-culture and the mass media. After chronicling the history of the environmental movement in Earth Days (2009),  his most recent (and most controversial) film, Pandora’s Promise premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Green Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Directed by Robert Stone
Duration: 87′
Year: 2013

Pandora’s Promise is released by November Films
November Films