A Deeper Focus


Special screening of documentary on the history of nuclear power

Nearly everyone has an opinion about nuclear power but far fewer know its history and the complex social and political forces that have shaped it.  Unlike so many other documentaries about nuclear power, The Atom: A Love Affair does not try to argue one side of the debate or the other.  Instead, the film takes viewers behind the sensational news headlines to tell the inside story of how we got here, over seven eventful decades in the US, Britain, France and Germany.  Capturing both the tantalizing promise and the repeated disappointments of this singular technology, the film reveals how the post-war, romantic fantasy of an atom-powered future developed into the stormy, on-off relationship still playing out today.  Click here for the trailer.

Please join us on Saturday, March 25 from 3:00-5:00 at the Cuesta Performing Arts Center for a video welcome by the filmmaker, the screening, and a Q&A period following.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased here or at the door.

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