Suzan Beraza | USA | 2013 | 70 min
San Francisco Premiere
Who decides the future of rural America? In Uranium Drive-In
we see how the promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill in an economically devastated mining community in Colorado brings hope for the first time in decades. But when environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. The health and environmental impacts of the mill suddenly become pit against the opportunity of work and a better life for residents. Director Susan Bereza (Bag It
, SFGFF 2011) presents both sides of the issue with care and without judgement. The film captures the heart-wrenching personal stories and paints a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue.
With speakers Mark Decena, director, Our Power: Black Mesa, Arizona (short film); Wahleah Johns, founder, Black Mesa Water Coalition; Kevin Connelly, Associate Director, Earth Island Instituteuraniumdrivein.com
Co-Presented by: The SF-Bay Area Chapter Young Professionals in Energy , which will hold a discussion following the film.