"The New Fire" Screening and Director Q&A
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32-123 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA, 02139
Can nuclear energy mitigate climate change?
Join us for this special, free screening of THE NEW FIRE and meet director David Schumacher and MIT Professors Kerry Emanuel and Michael Short! The screening will be held at the Stata Center in Kirsch Auditorium (32-123). A panel Q&A session with Director David Schumacher, and MIT faculty members Kerry Emanuel and Michael Short will follow the screening.
Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable.
Filmed across four continents over the course of 22 months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher’s film focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope. THE NEW FIRE tells a provocative and startlingly positive story about a planet in crisis and the young heroes who are trying to save it.
Sponsored by MIT’s American Nuclear Society student section in partnership with the MIT Energy Club.