RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island : Exclusive Interview with Director Heidi Hutner, Subjects Beth Drazba & Paula Kinney

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Heidi Hutner, Director, Writer, and Producer, is an associate professor of Literature, Sustainability, Women’s and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, and a scholar of nuclear and environmental history, literature, film, and ecofeminism. She is the winner of Sierra Club Long Island’s 2015 Environmentalist of the Year Award.

At Stony Brook University, she teaches courses on the environmental literature, history, and film. Hutner chaired the Sustainability Studies Program for six years and was Associate Dean in the School of Marine, Atmospheric Science, and Sustainability. Hutner publishes widely as a writer and journalist on nuclear, environmental, environmental justice, and gender issues.

She regularly gives public and keynote talks at universities and conferences on environmental studies and ecofeminism. Her current book project, RADIOACTIVE: Women and Nuclear Disasters, will accompany the documentary and forms the basis of the documentary film project. Hutner’s many books, book chapters, and essays have been published by Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, Palgrave Press, Rowman and Littlefield Press, Broadview Press, among others.

As a journalist, she writes for the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Public Radio InternationalLongreads, AEON, DAME, Spirituality and HealthMom’s Clean Air ForceYes!, Tikkun, and more. Hutner produces the popular web video show, Coffee with Hx2, in which she interviews world experts, Nobel Peace Prize winners, McArthur Genius Fellows, and other luminaries on sustainability and environmental issues.

She recently appeared on the NBC News Think episode, “Clean Water is a Human Right” and gave a Tedx on “Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism.”  Hutner was the associate producer of the off-Broadway climate-change musical, Endangered and director, writer and producer for the film, Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island. RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island

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

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