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Thursday, March 6 • 8:15pm - 9:25pm
Uranium Drive-In LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

USA – 70 minutes
Director: Suzan Beraza
Cinematographer: Jim Hurst, Ben Knight
Producer: Judith Kohin, Michelle Hill, Casey Nay


Uranium Drive-In, a full-length feature documentary film, is a story about an economically devastated rural mining community in southwestern Colorado that finds itself hopeful for the first time in decades. Their potential salvation? A return to the 'glory' days of the past: uranium mining and milling. The film offers a slice-thus far undocumented-of American life: the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, uranium extraction and processing. The film--arcing through a spectrum of opinion and circumstance--contrasts the desire for jobs and financial security with environmental and human rights issues surrounding the uranium industry. It highlights our relentless appetite for energy and our desire for the best use of natural resources, and showcases the struggle of rural American towns as they cope with boom/bust economies and the changing landscape of small town America.The film follows three main characters: Tami Lowrance, Mayor of Naturita and strong proponent of the mill; Ayngel Overson, struggling mother of four who longs for the survival of her town but has mixed feelings about the mill; and Jennifer Thurston, an environmental activist fighting to stop the mill. By weaving these characters into the fiber of the community, a moving story develops, chronicling how each person arrives at her point of view. Ultimately, the viewer is asked--hopefully feels compelled--to examine personal feelings about the broader topic of energy, weighing issues of health, family, livelihood and the pressing global need for sustainability and community preservation.

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:15pm - 9:25pm
Village Pointe Theatre - #6 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

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