A film about the history and future of nuclear power, Pandora’s Promise explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. Presenting as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, the film aims to inspire a serious and realistic debate over what is without question the most important question of our time: how do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it? 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 this film that has sparked controversy among environmentalists, director Robert Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a conversion from being fiercely anti- to strongly pro-nuclear energy.
These films are organized by the FHFF as an ongoing fundraiser for the Friday Harbor Film Festival.
Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes.