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International Films

Atomic Hope

Ireland, 2022, 82 min


Frankie Fenton

Language & Subtitles:

English. subtitles in Hebrew

Frankie Fenton, Kathryn Kennedy



Hot Docs, Galway


Fri. 9.12 | 21:30 | Cinematheque 1

Sat. 8.12 | 20:00 | Cinematheque 4

The climate crisis is getting out of hand, endangering the lives and safety of people around the world. In Europe, Asia and America, companies and governments are rushing to build wind turbines, solar panels, and hydropower facilities. But it is not certain that these solutions will suffice, and in the background, another solution is hovering – nuclear energy.

Director Frankie Fenton's eye-opening documentary follows a small group of scientists and activists who are determined to prove that nuclear energy is humanity's last hope in the face of the climate crisis. Due to Cold War fears and the disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, they still encounter fierce opposition and are even removed from important climate conferences. The film examines the issue of using atomic energy in depth - between disaster and hope.

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