Pandora's Promise

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 89 min
Pandora's Promise is a 2013 documentary film about the nuclear power debate, directed by Robert Stone. Its central argument is that nuclear power, which still faces historical opposition from environmentalists, is a relatively safe and clean energy... read more
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Pandora's Promise is a 2013 documentary film about the nuclear power debate, directed by Robert Stone. Its central argument is that nuclear power, which still faces historical opposition from environmentalists, is a relatively safe and clean energy source which can help mitigate the serious problem of anthropogenic global warming. In fact, according to records at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen (Canton of Aargau), Switzerland, nuclear power has never caused a death in an OECD country. According to the report that UNSCEAR presented to the UN General Assembly in 2011, concerning Chernobyl, that accident was responsible for 46 deaths. So nuclear power is not just "relatively safe," it is the safest-ever way to make electricity, by a very wide margin. The title is derived from the ancient Greek myth of Pandora, who released numerous evils into the world, yet as the movie's tagline recalls: "At the bottom of the box she found hope."

Original Release

06/12/2013

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Cast

Stewart Brand Himself - Founder & Publisher, Whole Earth Catalog
Gwyneth Cravens Herself - Author, Power to Save the World
Mark Lynas Himself - Environmental Activist
Richard Rhodes Himself - Author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Michael Shellenberger Himself - President & Co-Founder, The Breakthrough Institute
Charles Till Himself - Pioneering Nuclear Physicist
Len Koch Himself - Pioneering Nuclear Engineer
Ted Nordhaus Himself - Environmental Activist
Robert Kennedy Jr. Himself - Environmental Activist (archive footage)
Amory Lovins Himself - Environmental Scientist (archive footage)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Stone

Writers

Robert Stone

Cast

Stewart Brand Himself - Founder & Publisher, Whole Earth Catalog
Gwyneth Cravens Herself - Author, Power to Save the World
Mark Lynas Himself - Environmental Activist
Richard Rhodes Himself - Author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Michael Shellenberger Himself - President & Co-Founder, The Breakthrough Institute
Charles Till Himself - Pioneering Nuclear Physicist
Len Koch Himself - Pioneering Nuclear Engineer
Ted Nordhaus Himself - Environmental Activist
Robert Kennedy Jr. Himself - Environmental Activist (archive footage)
Amory Lovins Himself - Environmental Scientist (archive footage)
Helen Caldicott Herself - Environmental Activist
James Inhofe Himself - Senator, Oklahoma (archive footage)

Producers

Jody Allen Executive Producer
Paul Allen Executive Producer
Aimee Batten Executive Producer
Frank Batten Executive Producer
Sir Richard Branson Executive Producer
Dan Cogan Executive Producer
Eric Dobkin Executive Producer
Diana Dougan Executive Producer
Gavin Dougan Executive Producer
J. Lynn Dougan Executive Producer
Steve Kirsch Executive Producer
Ross Koningstein Executive Producer
Ray Rothrock Executive Producer
Peter Wagner Executive Producer
Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss Producer
Noah Golden Producer
Alison Guss Producer
Hilary Sparrow Producer
Robert Stone Producer
Jim Swartz Producer
Susan Swartz Producer
Holly Tarson Producer

Editors

Don Kleszy, Robert Stone

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