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.[vimeo clip_id=”78411058″ width=”630″ height=”354″]
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.
Directed by Robert Stone
Pandora’s Promise is released by November Films