EARTH DAY FILM FEST Fri April 22

FRIDAY APRIL 22 @ GOETHE INSTITUT 812 7TH ST. NW (7TH & EYE)
6:45PM “THE FOURTH REVOLUTION”
8:00PM “THE NUCLEAR COMEBACK”
7:00 – 11:00PM RECEPTION

THE 4TH REVOLUTION

Directed by Carl-A. Fechner

From office buildings that produce more energy than they use to electric cars with style, visionary and entrepreneurial minds today are working across the globe on the technologies that will take us away from reliance on fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy for all.

The stakes are enormous, and so are the obstacles: lack of political will in the United States and many other countries, entrenched interests in the coal, gas and oil industries and the simple fact that reworking our energy infrastructure will be a difficult process. Instead of lingering on the problems, The 4th Revolution focuses on the solutions, also showing that these new methods and technologies are no longer distant dreams, but within our grasp. In German with English subtitles.

THE NUCLEAR COMEBACK

Directed by Justin Pemberton

In a world living in fear of climate change and global warming, the nuclear industry is now proposing itself as a solution. It claims that nuclear power generation produces zero carbon emissions . . . and people are listening. The result is the beginning of a global nuclear renaissance, with 27 nuclear power stations under construction, and another 136 to be commenced within the next decade.

The world’s electricity consumption is expected to double in the next 25 years and the nuclear industry claims that nuclear power is the only large-scale method of power production that can reliably replace coal, gas or oil-fired power plants. But many people have an inherent fear of nuclear power. Is it time we learned to love the split atom? Or is there a risk that we might be jumping out of the carbon frying pan and into the plutonium fire?

THE 4TH REVOLUTION


THE NUCLEAR COMEBACK