Wed 30.08
18:00 - 20:07
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Sat 02.09
16:00 - 17:22
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In a world where we are desperately seeking energy solutions that can help us reduce carbon emissions to a greater extent, nuclear technology is the elephant in the room in many ways.

While numerous climate activists refer to the enormous consequences of Chernobyl and the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there are several environmental advocates who are convinced that nuclear power is undoubtedly the solution. Through a series of interviews, we encounter several of these convinced individuals on the pro side. One meeting, in particular, with a Japanese researcher who lost several family members in the Nagasaki tragedy, is very poignant. After watching Atomic Hope, one might very well leave the cinema with a bit more belief that these advocates indeed have a point and hold one of the solutions to the climate crisis.

«A timely and stimulating film that shows us a very human side to a subject we’d rather ignore.»
– Hilary A White, Sunday Independent (Ireland) –

Jon Sæter

Pix Politics: Nuclear Power, Past or Future?

ATOMIC HOPE is part of the section Pix Politics. After the film screening on Wednesday, 30.08 at 18:00, we invite experts in the field to provide information and youth politicians to discuss the critical topic: yes or no to nuclear power?

Read more about the event here.


Frankie Fenton is an award-winning Irish director and producer specializing in documentary films about pressing social matters. His debut film as a director, It's Not Yet Dark, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and received very good reviews.

This film is part of

Pix Politics

Original title Atomic Hope

Country Irland

Year 2022

Director Frankie Fenton

Screenplay Frankie Fenton

Cinematography Frankie Fenton, Jonathan Byrne

Producer Frankie Fenton, Kathryn Kennedy

Production Company Kennedy Films

Runtime 1h 22m

Language English

Subtitles No Subtitles

Genre Documentary

Format DCP

Age limit A

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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