Watch This: Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island

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"Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island is a stunning and vital award-winning film. It asks the important question: should we or shouldn’t we with nuclear energy? First-time filmmaker Heidi Hutner presents this question with solid research on nuclear history and science, and she offers heartfelt compassion for the women and their families who lived through the meltdown at Thee Mile Island. This film is a must-see for anyone who cares about our energy future and our planet." ~ Award-winning National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster

 Watch This: Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island

At the prompting of an ecofeminism professor turned visual journalist, the four original “concerned” mothers, a two-woman legal team and a reporter, now all much older, wiser, and bolder, break open years of corporate silencing and nuclear industry doublespeak, and tell their stories about the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, the worst commercial nuclear reactor meltdown in U.S. history. And though this disaster took place in 1979, the life and death implications continue in the spiritual, physical, and political DNA of the community, its residents, and their descendants. This is a resonant story about a battle of wills, hubris, and energy—atomic, maternal, moral, and feminist.

Radioactive: A feature documentary about the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown--the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. RADIOACTIVE covers the never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers, two lawyers who took the local community's case all the way to the Supreme Court, and a young female journalist who was caught in the radioactive crossfire.

Radioactive features activist and actor Jane Fonda, whose film, China Syndrome (a fictional account of a nuclear meltdown), opened 12 days before the real disaster in Pennsylvania.  

Radioactive also breaks the story of a radical new health study (in process) that may finally expose the truth of the meltdown. For over forty years, the nuclear industry has done all in their power to cover up their criminal actions, claiming, as they always do, "No one was harmed and nothing significant happened at Three Mile Island."
In this thrilling feminist documentary, indomitable women fight back against the nuclear industry Goliath to expose one of the worst cover-ups in U.S. history.

Director and Producer Heidi Hutner
Cinematographer and co-director Martijn Hart
Editor and Producer Simeon Hutner
Senior Consulting Producer Judith Helfand
Composer Dash Hammerstein
Executive Producers Richard Saperstein, Christopher Hormel, Heidi Hutner, Barbara Ford

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