With an August 3rd tweet, filmmaker Oliver Stone announced the premiere of his latest documentary, Nuclear: Time to Look Again, at the Venice Film Festival on September 9th. We are looking forward to its release. Along with the promotional image shown above, Stone attached a brief written statement which reads:
I’ve been working on this for almost two years with the enormous help of Joshua Goldstein, coauthor of “A Bright Future.” By now, I’m sure you know that this is an argument in favor of nuclear energy as the realistic solution to the gulf we now face in the production of clean energy for our continuing existtence here on the planet Earth. This is an energy that will not only save the planet but allow us to thrive upon it. And although it’s long regarded in popular culture as dangerous, it is, in fact, far safer than coal, oil, and gas. The documentary, at 1-hour-45-minutes, gets into the details but it doesn’t sink into all the petty arguments that the anti-nuclear crowd throws at it. Renewables like wind and solar work to a limited degree, but by now, we should know they don’t come close to fixing the problem alone — — which is why the fossil fuel companies support renewables. Because they inevitably require large amounts of methane gas to ensure their reliability.
I believe this is the greatest story of our time. We must use science and our brains to overcome this ultimate challenge given to us by nature.
We’ll be making the film more and more available on domestic platforms as we get closer to its release.
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