New Fire screening in Ann Arbor

Monday, April 02, 2018
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Location: Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center

Event Posting


Save the date for this special screening of THE NEW FIRE! Join director David Schumacher and special guests for discussion following.

More info coming soon.

What can we do to mitigate climate change?
Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable.

Filmed across four continents over the course of 22 months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher’s film focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope. THE NEW FIRE tells a provocative and startlingly positive story about a planet in crisis and the young heroes who are trying to save it.

“Taming climate change is a momentous challenge that is going to require every zero carbon technology we can affordably deploy, and ‘The New Fire’ offers real hope that a new generation of nuclear technology can be part of that mix."
—Armond Cohen, Clean Air Task Force 

“This film can be an icebreaker in terms of discussions about
the future of nuclear technology.”
—Doug Vine, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 

“‘The New Fire’ shows us that the path to avoiding serious climate risk can be one of plenitude and prosperity rather than sacrifice and scarcity. All those who are truly serious about our future must see this film.”
— Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

“The film does a fantastic job explaining complex topics to
the audience.”
—Ball State Daily News