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WISE Film Screening: Pandora's Promise

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

WISE Film Screening: Pandora's Promise

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A Robert Stone film
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

WISE will host a special screening of Pandora’s Promise 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday March 11, 2014 in RCH 302 at the University of Waterloo.  

There will be a short introduction by Dr. Peter Poruks, Ph.D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs, the Canadian Nuclear Association, who will also be available for questions following the screening.

This screening is open to all students and the public.

Impact Partners, in association with Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, presents PANDORA’S PROMISE, the groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, 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 heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, PANDORA’S PROMISE is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.


“Whatever your stance, Stone’s compelling film opens Pandora’s box and promises to change the conversation for years to come.”
– Sundance Film Festival

“When was the last time you saw a documentary that fundamentally changed the way you think?... Pandora’s Promise is built around what should be the real liberal agenda: looking at an issue not with orthodoxy, but with open eyes.”
– Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
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When & Where

RCH 302
200 University Avenue West
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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WISE believes in clean energy that is accessible and affordable for all. Our mission is to conduct original research and develop innovative solutions and policies to help transform the energy system for long-term sustainability.

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