Screening & Discussion with the Academy
Award-nominated filmmaker Robert Stone
April 12, 5:30 pm
Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
for general public
Robert Stone, Michael Shellenberger, Prof. Joonhong
Ahn and Prof. Per Peterson
John Fowler, KTVU Channel 2 Science Editor
A hit at the Sundance Film
Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE dares to tackle the
emerging divide within the environmental movement
over nuclear energy through the intimately told
stories of thinkers, experts and authors who have
come to change their minds about nuclear power.
Stone elegantly interweaves the personal
narratives of five extraordinary characters –
Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens,
Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger – to explore
how these individuals have come to see advanced
nuclear power as humankind’s greatest hope. By
unearthing their personal transformations, Stone
pierces commonly held assumptions and provides a
captivating deconstruction of popular myths about
radiation, waste and weapons, taking viewers on a
riveting and mind-altering journey.
PROMISE inspires serious and realistic debate
about how mankind will continue to power modern
civilization without destroying it.
documentary will be released in movie theaters
nation-wide beginning June 2013.