Indian Point

  • ACMI CINEMAS Federation Square, Flinders Street Melbourne Australia

Dir. Ivy Meeropol | USA | 2015 | 94mins | Australian Premiere

Designed in the 1950s and nestled north of the Hudson River, Indian Point is an aging power plant that sits perilously above a densely populated Manhattan. Despite the tragedies at Chernobyl and Fukushima, it has no reasonable evacuation plan in place and remains functional despite a lapsed license. Environmental activists vociferously rally against this institution they also contend is insidiously poisoning New York’s ecosystem.

With an adroit sensibility for the vérité, director Meeropol offers a balanced and evenhanded examination of the issue of nuclear safety. Indian Point is an eye-opening and provocative exploration of the regulatory processes and environmental impacts of nuclear energy, asking what may be the most essential issue of our time – what is the best way to fuel our future?

This session includes a panel discussion. Panelists announced soon.

Winner: Michael Sullivan FRONTLINE Award for Journalism in Documentary - Salem Film Festival 2016

PANEL DISCUSSION: Australia's nuclear and energy past, present and future.

Roger Dargaville

Melbourne Energy Institute, Uni of Melb

Jim Green

Friends of the Earth

 

This panel will be moderated by Bill Birnbauer, Monash University, previously of The Age, The Sunday Age and The Herald. 

Indian Point is presented by The Saturday Paper