Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Indian Point

 

Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 94 minutes

Indian Point
Indian Point
Indian Point

Just 25 miles north of New York City is a nuclear power plant called Indian Point Energy Center. It was designed in the 1950s, shortly after President Dwight Eisenhower called for peaceful uses of nuclear power in his “Atoms for Peace” speech. It officially opened in Buchanan, New York in 1962, receiving the world’s first permit for a power plant. The facility has been controversial in recent years, due to its lack of an evacuation plan, environmental concerns, and its proximity to a major city making it a possible target for terrorism. A heated debate over its safety hit a fever pitch in 2011, following the devastating meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima plant. The potential health issues from radiation were initially downplayed, but the disaster later received the same risk rating from the International Atomic Energy Agency as Chernobyl. Fearing a similar situation in the U.S., a number of activists are calling for a shutdown of the Buchanan facility. Hear their impassioned pleas, as well as those who oppose its closure, in the eye-opening documentary, INDIAN POINT. –E.F.

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Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Director
Ivy Meeropol

Based in New York, Ivy Meeropol is a producer and director for television and film. Her work has appeared on CNN, The Sundance Channel, and HBO. She's also worked as a journalist, having articles published in Paper, The New York Times, and Premiere. Meeropol spent five years as a speechwriter for U.S. Congressman Harry Johnston.

Filmography
"Heir to an Execution" (2004), INDIAN POINT (2015)

Producer
Julie Goldman

Cinematography
Daniel B. Gold

Editing
Stephen Heffner

Featuring
Marilyn Elie, Gregory Jaczko, Phillip Musegaas, Brian Vangor, Roger Witherspoon

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