Pandora's Promise is a 2013 documentary film about the nuclear power debate, directed by Robert Stone. Its central argument is that nuclear power, which still faces historical opposition from environmentalists, is a relatively safe and clean energy source which can help mitigate the serious problem of anthropogenic global warming. The title is derived from the ancient Greek myth of Pandora, who released numerous evils into the world, yet as the movie's tagline recalls: "At the bottom of the box she found hope."
The movie features several notable individuals, some of whom were once vehemently opposed to nuclear power but who now speak in favor of it, including Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes and Michael Shellenberger.
Anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott is questioned and along with Harvey Wasserman appears briefly at the beginning. Historic clips of Jane Fonda, Ralph Nader and Amory Lovins speaking are used.
Richard Branson is credited as an executive producer, as are Paul and Jody Allen, whose production company, Vulcan Productions, helped provide financial support. A total of $1.2 million (US) was raised to finance the film, "particularly through Impact Partners, which provides documentary financing from individual investors. Mr. Stone said the money came mainly from wealthy “tech heads” who have worked in Silicon Valley."
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Thorium reactors could improve human civilization more than the discovery of fire. Fake activists that care more for their selfish desires than the actual environment for humans, coal, oil, and solar industries are blockading this massive gateway to the future of humankind where hunger, poverty, climate change and to a huge extent disease could be eradicated. You should be enraged by this. This is real and it continues due to the horrible apathy we all have. We truly do not know what we are missing.