Docs Ireland: Atomic Hope + Q&A
Docs Irelands presents Atomic Hope (2022), a documentary about the pro-nuclear movement. Followed by a Q&A with director Frankie Fenton.
Atomic Hope follows a tiny global movement of unpopular pro-nuclear activists, who strongly believe we need nuclear power in order to decarbonize our energy systems and avoid calamitous climate change.
Filmed over a ten-year period, these advocates for nuclear energy come from all over the world. Their opponents cite nuclear meltdowns, extortionate construction costs, radiation fears and nuclear waste as indisputable reasons to reject this technology. The pro-nuclear crew take on these arguments urging scientists, citizens and policymakers to take a sober look at the science, halt the mass closure of nuclear power plants and fully reconsider nuclear energy as a viable solution to imminent catastrophe.
The film uncovers the deep-rooted controversy, hatred and conflict associated with the subject, and just what it takes to be an activist for nuclear power in today’s climate-conscious world.
Director Frankie Fenton will take part in a Q&A after the film.