"Atomic States of America," Monday, September 30th Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL), Downtown (315 S. Rose St., Kal., MI) 7 to 8:30 PM (brief discussion following) Updates and Organizing discussion from 6:30 to 7 PM
"Atomic States of America," originally debuted at the Sundance Music Festival, will be the first film shown in a "Movie Nights" series beginning Monday, September 30th at the Kalamazoo Public Library Downtown. Doors open for "Updates and Organizing" at 6:30 p.m. with the movie to start promptly at 7 p.m. with discussion following. The second Movie Night is Monday, October 28th and will feature "Into Eternity."
‘Movie Nights’ is hosted sponsored by the Palisades Shutdown Campaign of Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and will include more films to be announced. "The Campaign Team invites the public to start your week with us and learn more through visuals and discussion. We are so pleased to be able to bring these great films to the Community because they portray the nuclear power and waste issues from different vantage points," states an organizer.
“Atomic States of America” “…journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. “From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, IL, the film introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades: community advocates, investigative journalists, renowned physicists, nuclear engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, and former government leaders. “Based in part on Kelly McMasters’ book “Welcome to Shirley”, about growing up in the shadow of the Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island, the film explores the evidence for serious health consequences documented by people living in Shirley, as well as near other nuclear facilities. Their concerns call into question who can be trusted to provide truthful information, and how much influence the nuclear industry has over the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its decisions.”