Pandora's Promise: screening and discussion with Director Robert Stone

Past Event

12 November 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Join us for our screening of Pandora's Promise, which will be followed by a conversation between Robert Stone, Academy-Award ® nominated Director of Pandora's Promise, and Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School

Film synopsis: The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we've got nuclear power wrong? 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 heavyweights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, Pandora's Promise is a landmark work that will forever change the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarising issue.

Speaker: Robert Stone, Cinematographer, Director, Writer and Producer

The screening and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome, please register above.