documentary that had to be made! Twice Academy award nominee and five
winner David Bradbury’s latest contribution, A
Hard Rain, explores the ‘other side’ of
the nuclear debate.
and most mainstream media are promoting that nuclear is now an
alternative to fossil fuels – the magic fix that will save us
all from global
warming. Nuclear power has taken on a clean and green spin from the low
20 years ago which saw the Chernobyl meltdown.
Traversing five countries
– China, France, UK, Japan and Australia, and using what
Bradbury learnt from
his previous three nuclear documentaries (Public Enemy Number One,
Blowin' in the Wind), A Hard Rain takes a closer look at the global
industry in its entirety – from the mining of uranium through
to the nuclear
power plant to the radioactive waste and weapons manufacturing. It
hidden agendas behind this latest push for Australia
to go nuclear.
are interviews with some of the world's top scientists and
the subject such as Dr Rosalie Bertell from Canada, Dr Chris Busby from
and from Australia, Dr Mark Diesendorf (Ex CSIRO) from the
Environmental Institute at the University of NSW, Prof. Ian Lowe,
President of the
Australian Conservation Foundation, and Dr Gavin Mudd from the Monash
with traditional owners who have been locked out of genuine
what is happening on their country is also included in this film.
at the experience of countries overseas that have gone nuclear, A Hard
debunks some of the myths of the nuclear industry: that nuclear is
health and green with little chance of another Chernobyl
If you want
vital and factual information to debate the issue intelligently and
the myths that the nuclear and pro uranium mining lobby has so
implanted in the media, in the government and the Labor Party, then
documentary is a must see.
View excerpt of A Hard Rain:
duration: 23 minutes
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