The Atomic States of America

New England Premiere

Friday, April 13th, 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

The new documentary from Sheena Joyce and Don Argott, The Atomic States of America, takes the viewer on a journey to reactor communities around the country, and seeks to explore the truths and myths of nuclear power.

From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, IL, this film introduces the viewer to people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades.

Begun more than a year before the disaster in Japan, the deeply investigated documentary gains a unique before and after perspective, and includes interviews with: Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, community advocates, investigative journalists, renowned physicists, nuclear engineers, and former government leaders.

As the nation stands at the crossroads of the Nuclear Renaissance, The Atomic States of America seeks to inspire an honest dialog about whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.

Followed by a panel discussion with Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, author Gwyneth Cravens, and author Kelly McMasters. Moderated by Jim Saiers of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Professor of Hydrology; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Preceded By: 663114

6 min. I am a 66-year cicada. There was a big earthquake. There was a big tsunami. There also was a big accident.

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Friday, April 13th, 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

Genre: Documentary
Year: 2012
Running Time: 92 min.

Directors: Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce
Producer: Sheena M. Joyce
Executive Producers: Joan Hornig & George Hornig, Noah Musher & Anne Marie,  Macari, Jane Preiser, Linda Gelfond, Rory Riggs, Danny Sherman
Associate Producer: Jane Preiser
Editor: Demian Fenton
Cinematographer: Don Argott

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· Bananas!*
· Bestiaire
· Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
· Chimpanzee
· Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’
· Eating Alabama
· EFFY After Dark
· Enjoy Your Meal!
· Filmmaking Workshop with Andrew Grace
· Surviving Progress
· The Atomic States of America
· The Island President
· The Last Mountain
· The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
· The Whale