Title:  Uranium Drive-In
Category:  Documentary
Length:  70 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Suzan Beraza
Year:  2013
Country:  USA


Showing:
Varsity 1 - Thu 9:00 pm (4/3)
Varsity 1 - Fri 3:00 pm (4/4)
Varsity 1 - Sat 09:30 am (4/5)

An emotional debate over a proposed uranium mill in southwestern Colorado the first to be built in the US in 30 years pits a population desperate for jobs and financial stability against an environmental group based in nearby Telluride, an upscale resort town. Uranium Drive-In combines a discussion of what constitutes sustainable energy in the US today with the personal stories of people directly affected by the mill. The film follows three main characters: Tami Lowrance, mayor of Naturita and strong proponent of development; 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 project. This character-driven story offers no easy answers but aims instead to highlight the personal experiences behind this nuanced and complex issue.

Read an interview with Director Suzan Beraza on our blog!
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