Join us at the Flicks in Boise for the movie, panel discussion and Q&A with film director Jan Haaken and more!
Students with valid student ID are free. General admission is $10 available at the Flicks.
As political pressure mounts in the US to meet net zero carbon goals, the nuclear power industry makes its case for a nuclear “renaissance.” In place of the highly costly nuclear towers that have been shut down across many regions of the country, investors began in the early 21st century to promote small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).
ATOMIC BAMBOOZLE follows anti-nuclear activists and attorneys from the Columbia River region as they draw lessons from the decades-long fight to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power plant in Oregon and reflect on current promotional campaigns by the nuclear industry and US Department of Energy. As the industry mounts its “renaissance” with small reactors, these anti-nuclear activists forge alliances with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and climate activist Cathy Sampson-Kruse (Wallulupum member of the Umatilla) who calls out the nuclear industry and politicians who are using the climate crisis to push for loosening laws restricting nuclear power generation.
The arc of the film is anchored by physicist and professor M. V. Ramana, a global leader and recognized scholar on nuclear power. He traces the history of nuclear power generation from the 1950s to the present and takes up the four main areas of concern and controversy: costs, accidents, waste and proliferation.
Tickets available at the Flicks!