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Indian Point Documentary Screening

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September 19, 2015: 8:15PM to 9:45PM
University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave. (Rt.9D) Beacon, NY 12508 map
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Head out to the Beacon Independent Film Festival this weekend to see the 2015 film, Indian Point. This poignant documentary takes an unblinking look at the dramatic debate over nuclear power by going inside the plant at the center of the most contentious re-licensing process in the history of the industry.

Recently featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, the synopsis below by Dan Hunt provides a broader look into the contents of this powerful film.

“Nestled along one of the most picturesque sections of the Hudson River is Indian Point, an aging nuclear power plant. Designed in the early 1950’s, the plant is located only 35 miles north of Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity, Indian Point’s ongoing operation continues to spark heated debates over safety for the surrounding community and nearby ecosystems. With unprecedented access to the plant and using rich archival material, the documentary looks at the continuing fight for clean energy and reminds us of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Featuring candid interviews with environmental activists, journalists, power plant employees, local residents, and the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Indian Point presents widely varied points of view about one of the most contentious issues of our time. Director Ivy Meeropol creates an eye-opening and provocative exploration of the regulatory process, environmental impact, and the uncertain future of nuclear power in the United States.”

—Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival

The film will run 94 minutes, and will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Ivy Meeropol, and the Hudson Riverkeeper, Paul Gallay.

Director Ivy Meeropol is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker. Her work has been featured on the Sundance Channel and HBO. Meeropol’s films have been nominated for numerous awards and her feature, Heir To An Execution, was shortlisted for an Academy Award®.

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