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.