CNN Films announced today that it has acquired Robert Stone's upcoming nuclear power documentary "Pandora'a Promise." The film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, will be broadcast by the network in November following its theatrical release on June 12.
While the use of the atomic bomb and nuclear accidents have shaped a global understanding of nuclear power as a destructive and dangerous force, Stone's film aims to provide an alternate understanding of how these fears have prevented nuclear power from advancing on energy use and preventing the continuation of the use of fossil fuels. It features interviews with environmentalists and energy experts who have spoken out against the worldwide fear of nuclear energy, as well as exploring the aftereffects inside exclusion zones in Fukushima and Chernobyl.
"'Pandora's Promise' should inspire broad discussion on the fundamental issues of economic and social disparities and environmental risks," CNN's Amy Entelis said on the acquisition. "This is precisely the type of challenging debate we had hoped for when we conceived the mission for CNN Films."
The acquisition deal was negotiated by Dan Cogan of Impact Partners and Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company on the behalf of the filmmakers.