In the face of a climate emergency and a global energy crisis, Atomic Hope follows a tiny international movement of unpopular pro-nuclear activists, who believe we need nuclear power in order to decarbonize our energy systems.
Intimately filmed over ten years, these advocates for nuclear energy come from all over the world, facing clashes and opposition at every juncture. Nuclear meltdowns, costs, radiation fears and nuclear waste are just some of the very serious issues levelled at this technology. These committed, pro-nuclear activists challenge the arguments, popular beliefs and myths around nuclear energy, basing their arguments in science and data. So, are they right?
Frankie Fenton’s latest film follows the pro-nuclear movement, together and divided, and asking if the time has come to fully reconsider nuclear energy as a viable solution to the ensuing climate catastrophe?