Documentary, Running Time: 1 hour, 44 Minutes
Directed by Robbie Leppzer
Saturday, November 11, Tickets are $12
Doors Open at 8:30am, Show Starts at 9am
Panel Discussion with Film Director Robbie Leppzer and local area residents following the show.
Filmed over five years, this feature-length documentary chronicles the heated political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The film follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at increasing safety violations – took on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America to call for closure of the reactor when its original 40-year license expires.
The film captures perspectives on all sides of the controversy, including from local residents both for and against nuclear power, elected officials, a nuclear engineer, a Vermont Yankee spokesperson, and federal nuclear regulators. A timely, inspiring story of democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally right now to make a difference for a sustainable energy future.
POWER STRUGGLE is also a warning about the toxic legacy of high-level radioactive waste that will remain at every nuclear power plant around the world indefinitely into the future.
The film received its world premiere this summer at the Provincetown International Film Festival. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com.