Pandora's Promise

Pandora's Promise

By Robert Stone

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-06-12
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Director: Robert Stone
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
From 16 Ratings


Impact Partners, in association with Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, presents PANDORA’S PROMISE, the groundbreaking new film by Academy- Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty. In his controversial new film, Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, PANDORA’S PROMISE is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.



  • Worth watching

    By Horne3754sg
    I don't normally write reviews but this is an exception. It was really well made and scientifically it made a lot of sense. It's about time someone attempted to break up the misconceptions about nuclear power. It has the potential to help all of us.
  • Much needed for a healthy and open debate

    By Urs Bolt
    The documentary film Pandora's Promise is addressing some of the most important questions humankind faces these days. The documentary fosters a healthy debate about these issues. Director Robert Stone achieved a landmark documentary bringing together an impressive wealth of facts, myths and contradicting world views. Most convincing are the five protagonists which bravely changed their believes from being fiercely anti-nuclear to a realistic pro-nuclear stance. Independent whether you are anti- or pro-nuclear energy everyone who is seriously interested in solving the poverty, energy and environmental crisis should watch Pandora's Promise.
  • Simply excellent

    By Andrew Relf
    This documentary from Robert Stone is a brilliant start to dismissing the myths surrounding an energy source with the potential to significantly reduce further climate change. I can only hope that this film sparks renewed debate, based on facts rather than 60s era propaganda, about the future of nuclear power. I would be eager to see more documentaries along these lines which can finally do something which scientists generally struggle with - disseminating the facts to the wider public and confront/ address the myths and concerns.