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The New Fire

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 84 minutes

The New Fire
The New Fire
The New Fire
The New Fire

If the world can work together using innovation and technology to put a man on the moon, why can’t we unite to solve climate change? To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we need a rapid, coordinated, and global transition to renewable energy. Wind and solar energies have their flaws and limitations, and nuclear power is far too dangerous and costly… or is it? THE NEW FIRE is a documentary that explores the next generation of nuclear engineers and their work to create improved generators that address safety and waste issues, aspects of nuclear energy that have posed huge threats to its progress and sustainability. From reactors that can consume existing stockpiles of nuclear waste, to a plan for the mass production of small self-regulating plants, this film presents a variety of approaches to solving the biggest impending crisis of our time. THE NEW FIRE has a hopeful message that if we work together, we can change the future. No matter your current stance on nuclear energy, this film is definitely worth watching. —G.S.

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Monday, April 09, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM

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David Schumacher

After receiving his B.Mus. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, David Schumacher began his career touring the U.S. and Canada as a rock and jazz guitarist. He entered the world of film and television as a sound recordist, working with such esteemed filmmakers as Barbara Kopple and Ken Burns. In 2010 he received a New York Emmy for his television series, NYCMusicShow.


David Schumacher

Derek Wiesehahn, Jennifer Cox, Vince Rappa

Adam Zucker

Jeffrey Sachs, James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira, Leslie Dewan, Caroline Cochran, Jacob Dewitte, Nick Touran

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