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Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island

Released Dec 7, 2023 1h 17m Documentary History List
Reviews 88% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island is an award-winning film about the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown -- the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history -- and its aftermath. It uncovers the never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers who take their local community's case against the plant operator all the way to the Supreme Court -- and a young female journalist who's caught in the radioactive crossfire. RADIOACTIVE features activist and actor Jane Fonda, whose film, THE CHINA SYNDROME (a fictional account of a nuclear meltdown), opened 12 days before the real disaster in Pennsylvania. The film also breaks the story of a radical new health study that may finally expose the truth of the meltdown. For over forty years, the nuclear industry has done everything in their power to cover up their criminal actions, claiming, as they always do, "No one was harmed and nothing significant happened." Read More Read Less

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Sarah Boslaugh TheArtsStl Even if you know the basic outlines of what happened at Three Mile Island, you’re likely to learn a few things from this film. Rated: 7/10 Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Benjamin Franz Film Threat A powerful piece and its story needs to be told. Rated: 8/10 Dec 7, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Mike C One of the best documentary films about the dangers of nuclear power told through the stories of the mothers who lived through the meltdown and continue to suffer the aftermath 45 years since the Three Mile Island atomic disaster. A great piece of filmmaking. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Melissa B A look into the history of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster that make the history understandable and the people real. It's moving and horrifying at the same time, and one message is clear: the nuclear industry has always had the government in their pocket and it's the people who pay the price. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Amy K Radioactive is an important movie to see and shouldn't be missed. This moving story is beautifully told thru interviews of people tragically effected by this nuclear disaster. The writing and photography is exquisite and brings the incident to life Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Pat R This is an important film about the dangers of nuclear energy but don't think that means you won't be entertained and moved! The documentary focuses on a group of housewives who had the misfortune to be living, along with their families, close to the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor when it suffered a meltdown. Their decades long fight, along with a very young female attorney, to hold the responsible parties accountable for the literal and figurative fallout from the reactor is the beating heart of this well made film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Kevin B As a former Middletown resident who lived in the shadows of TMI, the towers were always a symbol to me of "worry". This documentary further highlights my initial concerns and I commend Linda, Beth, Paula and Joyce for their unwavering and determined mission (after all these years) for the pursuit of justice. This documentary should be seen by all, and we as a society must demand better of our elected officials and government agencies. Bravo! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island is an award-winning film about the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown -- the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history -- and its aftermath. It uncovers the never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers who take their local community's case against the plant operator all the way to the Supreme Court -- and a young female journalist who's caught in the radioactive crossfire. RADIOACTIVE features activist and actor Jane Fonda, whose film, THE CHINA SYNDROME (a fictional account of a nuclear meltdown), opened 12 days before the real disaster in Pennsylvania. The film also breaks the story of a radical new health study that may finally expose the truth of the meltdown. For over forty years, the nuclear industry has done everything in their power to cover up their criminal actions, claiming, as they always do, "No one was harmed and nothing significant happened."
Director
Heidi Hutner
Producer
Heidi Hutner, Simeon Hutner
Screenwriter
Heidi Hutner
Distributor
First Run Features
Production Co
Three Mile Productions
Genre
Documentary, History
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 7, 2023, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 22, 2024
Runtime
1h 17m