Power StruggleMonday, October 15, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Power Struggle presented by Remembering Hiroshima.
(Runtime: 104 minutes)
Democracy prevails when a nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower, a 93-year old grandmother, and a scrappy new governor join forces with a dedicated array of citizen activists to accomplish a rare grassroots environmental victory in closing an aging nuclear reactor in Vermont.
Filmed over five years, this feature-length documentary chronicles the heated political battle to close the aging Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, located on the banks of the Connecticut River in southern Vermont.
POWER STRUGGLE follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at increasing safety violations – took on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America to call for closure of the reactor when its original 40-year license expires.
A timely, inspiring story of democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally right now to make a difference for a sustainable energy future.
POWER STRUGGLE is also a warning about the toxic legacy of high-level radioactive waste that will remain at every nuclear power plant around the world indefinitely into the future.
Post-screening discussion with film director Robbie Leppzer.
Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace utilizes education, art and activism to work for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Since the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant we have also included events to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear energy. For more information on our exciting events this Fall, check out our web site atwww.rememberinghiroshima.org