POWER STRUGGLE is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the heated political battle and successful grassroots struggle to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant, located on the banks of the Connecticut River.
The film will be premiering at the Provincetown Film Festival.
- Friday, June 16, 4:30pm, Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
- Saturday, June 17, 6pm, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
- Sunday, June 18, Noon, Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Filmed over five years, 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.
The film captures perspectives on all sides of the controversy, including from local residents both for and against nuclear power, elected officials, including U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, a Vermont Yankee spokesperson, and federal nuclear regulators.