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The Truth About Nuclear

11/19/2013

The Truth About Nuclear

11/19/2013

Over the years, Paul Allen had become convinced that nuclear energy should be part of the climate change solution. In 2013, he saw an early screening of a documentary that he was convinced could get people thinking about nuclear in a whole new way. Shortly after, his media company Vulcan Productions signed on as co-producing partner of the film Pandora’s Promise.

Through interviews with leading environmentalists, the Robert Stone-directed film makes what Slate called “the utterly convincing case that anyone who considers themselves an environmentalist or takes climate change seriously should favor more nuclear power.”

After its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Pandora’s Promise was released in select theaters nationwide on June 12, 2013. It then aired on CNN on November 4, 2013. In addition, a variety of college and private screenings as well as panel discussions have been hosted throughout the country to inspire discussion about the controversial technology.

 “I like that the film lays out the facts and then viewers can make up their own minds about nuclear power based on the facts and information presented,” said Allen. “Documentaries like this open people’s minds and lead to informed decision-making, which is critical if we want to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.”

While there is no single answer to solve climate change, Vulcan Productions, through Pandora’s Promise, hopes to start a dialogue about an often misunderstood but potentially valuable technology. 

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