International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street.
Join us for extended excerpts, chosen by the directors themselves, from these recent documentaries about people living in unwanted intimacy with nuclear reactors and radiation in different parts of the world. Some of these reactors, like the one in Fukushima have witnessed an absolute nuclear fallout while the power plant in Three Mile Island experienced a partial meltdown. Communities in the tsunami affected coastline of Southern India are protesting the construction of Russian technology based atomic power plants because they anticipate Fukushima, they speculate an about-to-come Chernobyl.
After the screening, the directors will discuss their work and the troubled histories and afterlives of nuclear power plants with professors Siyen Fei (Penn History), Rahul Mukherjee (Penn Cinema and Media), and Noriko Manabe (Temple Music).