Film: THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA (Indpls area)
Mar 8, 2013
In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a "Nuclear Renaissance." But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. Through The Atomic States of America, two filmmakers journey to nuclear reactor communities around the country to explore the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, IL, the film introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades: community advocates, investigative journalists, renowned physicists, nuclear engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, and former government leaders. According to the Sundance Film Festival, this film is "potent, emotionally powerful, and highly revealing, ... does an outstanding job of opening our eyes to the reality of nuclear power.” (90 minutes) http://specialtystudios.semkhor.com/page.asp?s=specialtystudios&content_id=33502
The film will be shown at Epworth United Methodist Church, 6450 Allisonville Road, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsors of the film series are Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, First Friends Meeting and the Sierra Club's Hoosier Chapter. The films are free of charge, though free-will donations are accepted. Snacks and soft drinks also provided.