From filmmaker Oliver Stone, comes Nuclear which had its premier recently at La Biennale di Venezia and was a huge success with its near-capacity, 1000+ audience who sat through the 2:30 PM screening. From all accounts the documentary looked remarkable in its 4K projection and had a great reaction from the crowd present.
I first heard about Nuclear nearly two years ago when I heard Oliver talking a little about it on one of the many interviews that he had given and having been a fan not only of Oliver’s narrative projects, I’ve also been a fan of of his many documentary projects that he has produced over the decades.
Oliver said on his Instagram post “I’ve been working on this for almost two years with the enormous help of Joshua Goldstein, co author of “A Bright Future.” By now, I’m sure you know that this is an argument in favour of nuclear energy as the realistic solution to the gulf we now face in the production of clean energy for our continuing existence here on the planet Earth. This is an energy that will not only save the planet but allow us to thrive upon it. And although it’s long regarded in popular culture as dangerous, it is, in fact, far safer than coal, oil, or gas.
The documentary which runs 1 hour 45-minutes, gets into the details but doesn’t sink into all the petty arguments that the anti-nuclear crowd throws at it. Renewables like wind and solar work to a limited degree, but by now, we should know they don’t come close to fixing the problem alone — which is why the fossil fuel companies support renewables. Because they inevitably require large amounts of methane gas to ensure their reliability.
The documentary will become more and more available on US platforms and hopefully will also venture into my area too and worldwide as the documentary get closer to its release.
According to the man himself Mr Oliver Stone “We’re now going about the business of finding the right distributors around the world. Follow-up news will be coming.”
But dont take my word for it. Check out Olivers Instagram posting here