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