Country: USA
Year: 2022
Duration: 105'

As fossil fuels continue to cook the planet, the world is finally becoming forced to confront the influence of large oil companies and tactics that have enriched a small group of corporations and individuals for generations. Beneath our feet, Uranium atoms in the Earth’s crust hold incredibly concentrated energy- science unlocked this energy in the mid-20th century, first for bombs and then to power submarines and the United States led the effort to generate electricity from this new source. Yet in the mid 20th century as societies began the transition to nuclear power and away from fossil fuels, a long-term PR campaign to scare the public began, funded in part by coal and oil interests. This campaign would sow fear about harmless low-level radiation and create confusion between nuclear weapons and nuclear power.


film director

Oliver Stone

(New York, USA, 1946) served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1967-68 and completed his studies at New York University Film School in 1971. In 1978 he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with Midnight Express. In 1986 he directed Platoon, awarded with four Academy Awards, and 1989 he won a second Academy Award for Best Director with Born on the Fourth of July. After The Doors and JFK, he completed the trilogy about Vietnam in 1993 with Heaven and Earth and directed Natural Born Killers, written by Quentin Tarantino. Between 2003 and 2004 he shot three political documentaries and in 2006 he directed World Trade Center. In 2010, he directed Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to one of his cult films, Wall Street. His recent feature films include Savages, released in 2012, and Snowden, which came out in 2016. In 2022, he presented the documentary Nuclear Now at Venice.


Last Year in Vietnam (cm, 1971), Seizure (La regina del male, 1974), Mad Man of Martinique (cm, 1979), The Hand (La mano, 1981), Salvador (id., 1986), Platoon (id., 1986), Wall Street (id., 1987), Talk Radio (id., 1988), Born on the Fourth of July (Nato il quattro luglio, 1989), The Doors (id., 1991), JFK (JFK - Un caso ancora aperto, 1991), Heaven and Earth (Tra cielo e terra, 1993), Natural Born Killers (Assassini nati, 1994), Nixon (Nixon - Gli intrighi del potere, 1995), U Turn (U Turn - Inversione di marcia, 1997), Any Given Sunday (Ogni maledetta domenica, 1999), Comandante (doc., 2003), Persona non grata (doc., tv, 2003), Looking for Fidel (mm, doc., tv, 2004), Alexander (id., 2004), World Trade Center (id., 2006), W. (2008), South of the Border (A sud del confine, doc., 2009), The Untold Story of the United States (Oliver Stone – USA, la storia mai raccontata, miniserie tv, 2012-13), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Wall Street – Il denaro non dorme mai, 2010), Savages (Le belve, 2012), Snowden (id., 2016), The Vladimir Putin Interviews (The Putin Interviews, miniserie tv, 2017), JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (doc., 2021), Nuclear Now (Nuclear, doc., 2022).


film director

“Climate change has brutally forced us to take a new look at the ways in which we generate energy as a global community. Long regarded as dangerous in popular culture, nuclear power is in fact hundreds of times safer than fossil fuels and accidents are extremely rare. So, how can we lift billions of people from poverty while rapidly cutting greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane—and, in many countries, coal? ‘Renewables’ like wind and solar power can certainly contribute to this transition but are limited by weather and geography. While miracle batteries are not arriving to save us, engineers have been commercializing new, smaller nuclear reactor designs that can be mass- manufactured at low cost. We must switch over—and fast. This is, in my mind, the greatest story of our time—discussing humanity’s arc from poverty to prosperity and its mastery of science to overcome the modern demand for more and more energy.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone. SCREENPLAY: Oliver Stone, Joshua S. Goldstein. CINEMATOGRAPY: Korkut Akir, Lucas Fuica, Steven Wacks. EDITING: Brian Berdan, Kurt Mattila. MUSIC: Vangelis. PRODUCERS: Fernando Sulichin, Maximilien Arvelaiz, Robert S. Wilson, Zachary Bogue, Agata Woloszczuk, Roksana, Ciurysek-Gedir, Philippe Delmas, Lawrende M. Kopeikin, Eric Hamburg. PRODUCTION: Participant, Brighter Future LLC.

CONTACT: I Wonder Pictures