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A Special Screening of Pandora's Promise with Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Robert Stone
Friday, April 26, 2013

The atomic bomb 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?Join us for a special screening event with the Oscar–nominated director Robert Stone for his new movie Pandora's Promise.After the film, join us for a roundtable discussion on the controversial topic of nuclear energy with Dr. Monique Segarra, Dr. Eban Goodstein, and film director Robert Stone.Synopsis of Pandora's PromiseThe recent reactor meltdowns in Japan have ignited passionate worldwide debate about energy and the future of nuclear power. Pandora's Promise is a feature-length documentary that explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. The film is anchored around the personal narratives of a growing number of leading former anti-nuclear activists and pioneering scientists who, in the face of considerable controversy, are directly challenging the anti-nuclear orthodoxy that is a founding tenet of the mainstream environmental movement. Their stories and ideas will be brought to life through a combination of incredible archival footage from 1945 to the present and original filming across the globe.Operating as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, Pandora's Promise aims to inspire a serious and realistic debate over what is without question the most important question of our time: how do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it?For more on the film, visit these websites.pandoraspromise.comfb.com/pandoraspromise@pandoraspromise

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center
Sponsor: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams.
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071

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