Nuclear neighbour première at Doc point

Nuclear Neigbour is having its worldpremière on Doc Point festival i Helsinki the 29th of January!

Genre: Documentary
Length: Est. 72 min.
Writer/Director: Fredrik Oskarsson
Developed from the idea of Ragnar Granstrand
Producer: Fredrik Oskarsson, co-producer John Arvid Berger JAB-film
Company: Bautafilm
Development funding: SVT, Nordnorskt Filmcenter, Filmpool Nord, Film i Västerbotten..

Hanna lives a peaceful life with her husband and three children at the countryside in the north of Finland. But their lives change dramatically when a power company wants to build a nuclear powerplant close to their home. The plant is to be built on the coast of the Bothnian bay in the last nuclear free part of Europe and the decision is taken only seven months after the Fukushima accident. Hanna refuses to accept these plans and decides to do everything she can to stop the power plant from being built. She works hard with enthusiasm and commitment in court cases, in the media and going door to door to try and organize the local people against the power plant. She finds that behind the project stands E­ON, one of the worlds largest power company backed up by Finnish industry with a strong political support. It turns out that Hanna and her family is in the crossing point of a very grand game where the future of the whole nuclear industry is at stake. It is an uncertain game, but one year after the plans for building a power plant were announced it seems like Hanna has a great chance of succeeding in her task of stopping it. Then, Russian Federation national nuclear corporation Rosatom enter the picture…

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