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The New Fire

  • Grace St Theater 934 West Grace Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable.

Filmed across four continents over the course of twenty two months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher’s film focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope. THE NEW FIRE tells a provocative and startlingly positive story about a planet in crisis and the young heroes who are trying to save it.

SCREENING PRECEDED BY: Short film "The Nuclear Waste Problem" 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY SPEAKERS: Director David Schumacher, and Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director Of Virginia Commonwealth University Nuclear Engineering Program


Earlier Event: February 12
Filmmakers Forum
Later Event: February 15
The Nuclear Waste Problem