PIKETON, Ohio – There will be a free community screening of the nuclear power documentary “Pandora’s Promise” on Thursday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Flohr Lecture Hall located in Clark Memorial Library on the campus of Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. Free admission is provided courtesy of USEC Inc.
Presented by Impact Partners, Vulcan Partners and CNN Films, “Pandora’s Promise” (www.pandoraspromise.com) is a groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, “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. In his controversial new film, Stone tells 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. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, “Pandora’s Promise” is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.
USEC Inc., a global energy company, is a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.