Nuclear Now

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
6:30 PM, Friday, October 13, 2023 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

🌟 The Event

Meaningful Movies Tacoma/Gig Harbor presents a screening and community conversation with special guest, Nick Touran – Nuclear Engineer, centered around climate change: the existential crisis and challenge of our time. Director Oliver Stone passionately presents the possibility of meeting the challenge through the power of nuclear energy in the compelling documentary, Nuclear Now. Register HERE

🎥 The Film

With unprecedented access to the nuclear industry in France, Russia, and the United States, Nuclear Now explores the possibility for the global community to overcome the challenges of climate change and energy poverty to reach a brighter future through the power of nuclear energy.

Beneath our feet, Uranium atoms in the Earth’s crust hold incredibly concentrated energy. Science unlocked this energy in the mid-20th century, first for bombs and then to power submarines. The United States led the effort to generate electricity from this new source. Yet in the mid-20th century as societies began the transition to nuclear power and away from fossil fuels, a long-term PR campaign to scare the public began, funded in part by coal and oil interests. This campaign would sow fear about harmless low-level radiation and create confusion between nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Looking squarely at the problem, Oliver Stone shows us that knowledge is the antidote to fear, and our human ingenuity will allow us to solve the climate change crisis if we use it.

🎥 Guest Speakers

Nick Touran, Nuclear Engineer/Communicator/Historian and Author

A nuclear engineer who joined the field specifically to help fight climate change. He has expertise in nuclear reactor design, development, and history. After training at the University of Michigan, he spent over a decade in Seattle working professionally on neutronics analysis, core design, business development, software development, and configuration management. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. He has been active in public education around nuclear since 2006 as the founder and sysadmin of, and by speaking on radio shows (including Science Friday), podcasts, and at local schools, coffee shops, breweries, etc. He also wrote and published an intermediate-level computer book called Digital Superpowers.

Find out more about Nick and his work here:

🎟️ How to Join:

RSVP: Reserve your spot for the in-person screening here.

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Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films and guest speakers at our meaningful events.

Special Guests: Nick Touran

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Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Director: Oliver Stone

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