The Atom: A Love Affair

The Atom: A Love Affair


Watershed Recommends: Fri 5 - Thu 11 June


Streaming on Dartmouth Films in June 2020

Vicki Lesley
Lily Cole
89 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2020, United Kingdom
Primary language:
English, French, German

Passion. Belief. Betrayal. Hope. The turbulent story of the West's rollercoaster, love-hate relationship with nuclear power over the past 70 years - by those who experienced it first hand.

A sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions, 'The Atom: A Love Affair' is a documentary shedding new light on the present and future of nuclear power by delving deep into the story of its past.

In a dramatic tale of scientific passion and political intrigue, the film hears first hand from the scientists, engineers, politicians and campaigners who have navigated the complex passions and political imperatives of the Twentieth Century's most controversial energy source.