Exploring the Nuclear

original title:

LA QUESTIONE NUCLEARE

cast:

Erica Banchi, Dario Fo, Umberto Veronesi, Claudio Scajola, Carlo Rubbia, Giorgio Parisi, Umberto Guidoni, Chicco Testa, Carlo Bernardini, Rosa Filippini

screenplay:

Gianluca Cerasola, Alessandro Sigalot

cinematography:

Stephen Natanson

editing:

music:

Giuseppe Tortora, Erica Banchi

production:

Morol

country:

Italy

year:

2009

film run:

75'

format:

Digi Beta Pal - colour

status:

Ready (14/06/2009)

festivals & awards:

Ever since the referendum that said no to nuclear energy in 1987, Italian society and its cultural and political leaders have been wondering. A college senior writing her thesis decides to meet the experts - environmentalists, economists, physicians, and Nobel Prize winners - to get a handle on the issue: its every new finding, implication, and consequence. Shuttling between Italy and France, weighing the scepticism of the ecologists and the enthusiasm of the backers of new nuclear power plants, Erica learns that the future of nuclear power in Italy is hardly a foregone conclusion.