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Why Divisive Pro-Nuclear Power Film 'Pandora's Promise' is the Right Kind of Doc for CNN to Air

7 November 2013 10:24 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Is nuclear power the solution to global warming? "Pandora's Promise," a documentary from Robert Stone ("Radio Bikini," "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst") that airs on CNN tonight, November 7th at 9pm after a premiere at Sundance and a theatrical release in June, attempts to make the counterintuitive case that as an energy source, the glow of radioactivity is actually the green choice. Stone, who chronicled the start of the environmental movement in his 2009 film "Earth Days," enlists a group of pro-nuclear experts that includes Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens and Mark Lynas, some of whom came around to the idea of nuclear power after initially being against it. "Pandora's Promise" really presents half an issue, which is not uncommon for docs produced to make a particular argument, but is always more evident when you're not already on board with the argument being made. In this instance, it's that nuclear power »

- Alison Willmore

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Why Divisive Pro-Nuclear Power Film 'Pandora's Promise' is the Right Kind of Doc for CNN to Air

7 November 2013 10:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Is nuclear power the solution to global warming? "Pandora's Promise," a documentary from Robert Stone ("Radio Bikini," "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst") that airs on CNN tonight, November 7th at 9pm after a premiere at Sundance and a theatrical release in June, attempts to make the counterintuitive case that as an energy source, the glow of radioactivity is actually the green choice. Stone, who chronicled the start of the environmental movement in his 2009 film "Earth Days," enlists a group of pro-nuclear experts that includes Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens and Mark Lynas, some of whom came around to the idea of nuclear power after initially being against it. "Pandora's Promise" really presents half an issue, which is not uncommon for docs produced to make a particular argument, but is always more evident when you're not already on board with the argument being made. In this instance, it's that nuclear power »

- Alison Willmore

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Exclusive: Clip From Nuclear Energy Doc 'Pandora's Promise' Reveals How Warheads Power Our Cities

10 June 2013 8:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The issue of how to power our homes, offices and really, our lives, continues to be one that inspires fierce debate. As concern for the environment becomes an increasingly important element of the discussion, how we draw power without harming the world around is of vital importance. Nuclear energy has long been seen as a risky proposal at best, but could opinion be changing on the subject? The upcoming "Pandora's Promise" offers a different perspective than what you might normally hear. Directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone ("Radio Bikini"), the film presents environmentalists and energy experts -- including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger -- who have changed course in their thoughts about nuclear power. And as this exclusive clip from the movie shows, their arguments are compelling, with this sequence revealing that the United States buys Russian warheads, dismantles and repurposes them into nuclear energy. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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A Fierce Green Fire Burns Unevenly

26 February 2013 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

As the human footprint widens, the movements lumped under "environmentalism" grow ever more varied, which makes a far-reaching documentary about the environmentalist movement—detailing a history from its inception to the present day—a wildly ambitious undertaking. Yet this is the task documentarian Mark Kitchell has assumed in A Fierce Green Fire. Omnidirectional, A Fierce Green Fire covers Stewart Brand, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Teddy Roosevelt—all in the first five minutes. From there, Kitchell and his talking heads tackle the growth of environmentalism in the U.S., the travails of Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, environmental catastrophes in Love Canal and the Brazilian rainforest, and of course climate change, among other topics. The film contain »

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