The 7th EU Human rights film days, organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, will take place in Turkey in December 2017. Part of the program, in the ‘Dreamers’ category, is the Thorium documentary ‘Thorium - The Far Side of Nuclear Power’, directed by Myriam Tonelotto.
According to the organizers, ‘there are a few `Dreamers`, as we called them, to lead the way in the fight for more justice and sustainable development’. The EU Human Rights Film Days aim to bring film lovers and engaged citizens together in a space created each year for raising awareness, for discussion and reflection.
“I was very surprised and honoured they chose my film, and set it into the Dreamers category”, says Director Tonelotto.
The documentary will be screened in 3 cities:
Ms Tonelotto will participate in the discussion panel following each screening.
Turkey is estimated to have the world’s sixth largest thorium reserves. As a country, it lacks established nuclear expertise or experience. Due to this, it has contracted Russia to build XX power plants.
If Turkey wants to make nuclear a significant part of its energy mix, it would be wise to design the LWRs currently under construction so that they can burn a thorium-based fuel. ThorEnergy, for example, is soon ready with its tests for allowing the licensing of a thorium fuel suitable for existing LWRs.
Further, it would be smart for Turkey to build its future nuclear expertise around, for example, the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor, pursued by other expanding powers like China, India and Indonesia as the nuclear system standard of the future.
The next Thorium Energy Conference (registration now open) will be held in the heart of EU, Brussels, and is open for policymakers to learn why Thorium Energy deserves a strong focus in the energy discussions in the EU and around the world. Myriam will join us for a screening event of the new English version of the documentary.