Directed by Jan Haaken, this documentary follows anti-nuclear activists, tribal leaders, scientists, and attorneys as they draw lessons from the decades-long campaign to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power plant in Oregon and extend those lessons into a new struggle to stop small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) from being built in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the country. The documentary revisits the legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and exposes the true costs of SMR designs that have been aggressively promoted by the US Department of Energy and the nuclear industry in response to the climate crisis.
Screening with PORTRAIT 2: TROJAN, a meditative short film by Portland-based artist and filmmaker Vanessa Renwick about the day that the Trojan Nuclear Plant was imploded and decommissioned.
The program is moderated by Dr. Patricia Kullberg with OR Physicians for Social Responsibility and introduced by Joshua Frank, Managing Editor of CounterPunch and author of Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America (2022).
A panel and Q&A will follow the screening, including Director Jan Haaken, Producer Samantha Praus, Kamil Khan (Executive Director of OR Physicians for Social Responsibility) and Lloyd Marbet (Executive Director of the Oregon Conservancy Foundation).
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