When: Saturday, June 15 at 7pm
Where: 118 Elliot Gallery, 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT
What: A feature-length documentary chronicling a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont, directed by long-time Pioneer Valley filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Featuring Frances Crowe and other local activists from western Massachusetts and Vermont. Original Music by John Sheldon.
This is a benefit fundraiser to launch a national grassroots film campaign. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com
This event will also feature the premiere of a short film, FRANCES TURNS 100, chronicling Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday protest march through the streets of Northampton.
Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will speak and moderate post-screening discussion panels with film participants.
Post-Screening Panel: Features local residents and civic stakeholders talking about the current status and future of the Vermont Yankee decommissioning process, as well as the long-term public health hazards from high-level radioactive waste that will be stored indefinitely on the banks of the Connecticut River at the Vermont Yankee site. Panelists include: Chris Williams of the Citizen’s Awareness Network and board chair of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Clay Turnbull of the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, and Derrik Jordan, member of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.
Tickets: $12 advance online / $15 at the door / No one will be turned away for lack of funds.