Nuclear Now


As fossil fuels continue to cook the plant, the world is finally becoming forced to confront the influence of large oil companies and tactics that have enriched a small group of corporations and individuals for generations. Beneath our feet, uranium atoms in the Earth’s crust hold incredibly concentrated energy – science unlocked this energy in the mid-20th century, first for bombs and then to power submarines and the United States led the effort to generate electricity from this new source. Yet in the mid-20th century as societies began the transition to nuclear power and away from fossil fuels, a long-term PR campaign to scare the public began, funded in part by coal and oil interests. This campaign would sow fear about harmless, low-level radiation and create confusion between nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

With unprecedented access to the nuclear industry in France, Russia, and the United States, iconic director Oliver Stone explores the possibility for the global community to overcome challenges like climate change and reach a brighter future through the power of nuclear energy –  an option that may become a vital way to ensure our continued survival sooner than we think.

The film is based on the book A Bright Future by Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist.

Poster for the film Nuclear Now
Oliver Stone
Joshua S. Goldstein, Oliver Stone
Executive Producers
Jeff Skoll, Zachary Bogue, Agata Woloszczuk, Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, Philippe Delmas, Lawrence M. Kopeikin, Eric Hamburg, Stefano Buono
Co-Executive Producers
Isabelle Boemeke, Jon Kilik, José Luis Manzano, Elisabeth Rizzotti
Fernando Sulichin, Maximilien Arvelaiz, Rob Wilson
Brian Berdan, A.C.E., Kurt Mattila
Lucas Fuica, Korkut Akir, Steven Wacks
Executive Music Producer
Budd Carr
Production Companies
New Element Media and Ixtlan Productions
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