NEIS 2012 “KNOW NUKES” FILM SERIES

This film series, sponsored by Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), is open to the public at no charge (unless otherwise noted).  Free-will donations are accepted to help pay license costs and to acquire new films.  Locations will vary in the second half of 2012.  Discussions follow films.

Download Schedule HERE.

DATE
4th Thursdays unless noted**

LOCATION

FILM

DESCRIPTION

Feb. 23
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

FRONTLINE:  Nuclear Aftershocks55 min., 2012
The controversial FRONTLINE show which aired in January examines the aftereffects of the Fukushima disaster on the future of nuclear power.

March 22
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

Into Eternity
78 min, 2010
An examination of nuclear waste disposal from a perspective rarely considered, using the ongoing construction of the Onkolo nuclear waste dump in Finland as the backdrop.  Haunting and powerful.

April 26
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

The Battle of Chernobyl
90 min, 2006
Perhaps the best documentary about the Chernobyl disaster ever made, shown on the 26th anniversary of the event.  Significant in that it explores the event from a largely Eastern European standpoint.

May 24
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

Rokkosho Rhapsody
119 min., 2006(NOTE: a voluntary collection for Japanese relief efforts will be taken)
Documents the struggles of local Japanese villagers and fishermen to stop the controversial and insanely costly Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing facility.  Pre-
Fukushima activism.  Artistically beautiful – and heartbreaking.

June 28
6:30 p.m.

TBD

Deep Green: Solutions to Stop Global Warming Now
90 min., 2011
Can the world really do without nuclear power?  You bet it can!  This documentary examines how to tackle global warming through the de-carbonization of energy – without using nuclear power.

July 26
6:30 p.m.

TBD

Dechets — Waste98 min, 2009
Nuclear waste – what to do with it?  France reprocesses theirs; shouldn’t we?  This Arte documentary shows why not, and how polluting it is.

August 23
6:30 p.m.

TBD

September 27
6:30 p.m.

TBD

October 25
6:30 p.m.

TBD

November 15**
6:30 p.m.

TBD

December 27
6:30 p.m.

TBD

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