Special Screening of ‘Pandora’s Promise’ Feb. 23

Director Robert Stone, left, and environmental activist Mark Lynas in the film ‘Pandora’s Promise.’  Courtesy/James Hollow

PEEC News:

PEEC and the Reel Deal Theater present a special screening of “Pandora’s Promise,” the groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door before the show.

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 changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.  

For more information about the film and to watch the trailer, visit pandoraspromise.com.

The New Yorker wrote, “Most documentaries that are made to promote a particular position are strident and dismissive of any other approach. Stone and the people he focuses on are not afraid to display their ambivalence. That makes their decisions even more powerful.”  

For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 505.662.0460.