Saturday, September 15

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Power Struggle

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Boston Premiere!

A Film By Robbie Leppzer

In association with NHK-Japan

104 minutes

Filmed over five years, POWER STRUGGLE chronicles the heated political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The film follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at increasing safety violations – took on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America to call for closure of the reactor when its original 40-year license expires.

This feature-length documentary captures perspectives on all sides of the controversy, including from local residents both for and against nuclear power, elected officials, a nuclear engineer, a Vermont Yankee spokesperson, and federal nuclear regulators. A timely, inspiring story of democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally right now to make a difference for a sustainable energy future.

POWER STRUGGLE is also a warning about the toxic legacy of high-level radioactive waste that will remain at every nuclear power plant around the world indefinitely into the future.

There will be a post-screening discussion with film director Robbie Leppzer, plus UPDATE about the Pilgrim nuclear reactor (only 35 miles from Boston) with former MA Governor Michael Dukakis, State Rep. Ruth Balser, and public safety activists Deb Katz and Diane Turco.

Tickets: $10, available at the door or in advance online at:

Organized by Boston Downwinders of Massachusetts Peace Action. Co-sponsors: Cape Downwinders, Citizens Awareness Network, American Friends Service Committee, Pilgrim Coalition, Green Newton, New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, Newton Dialogues on Peace & War, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network, Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, and WILPF Cape Cod.



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