PANDORA'S PROMISE Film Screening and Discussion

Pandora’s Promise

Fear of meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear energy synonymous with the disasters of the modern world. But what if everyone has nuclear power wrong?

UChicago students and faculty are invited to join the debate and participate in a screening and discussion of soon-to-be-released PANDORA’S PROMISE, a new documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Robert Stone.

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE dares to tackle the emerging divide within the environmental movement over nuclear energy through the stories of thinkers, experts and authors who have come to change their minds about nuclear power. The film interweaves narratives from Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Stone pierces commonly held assumptions and provides a captivating deconstruction of myths about radiation, waste and weapons, taking viewers on a mind-altering journey.

The 87-minute film screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Kennette BenedictKennette Benedict (Moderator)
Executive Director and Publisher,
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


Hussein S. KhalilHussein S. Khalil
Director, Nuclear Engineering Division,
Argonne National Laboratory


Robert RosnerRobert Rosner
William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, UChicago; Co-director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago


Robert StoneRobert Stone
Filmmaker and Director of PANDORA’S PROMISE


Science on the Screen, a new film and discussion series sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, was created to further public understanding of science, technology, math and engineering through art and dialogue with the world-leading faculty of the University of Chicago.