CNN Films is stepping up its acquisition efforts.
One week after landing the television rights to the Penny Lane documentary “Our Nixon,” the network has acquired domestic television broadcast rights to the Sundance film selection “Pandora’s Promise.”
Directed by "Radio Bikini" Academy Award nominee Robert Stone, the film tells the story of several prominent environmentalists who have put their careers in jeopardy to tout the societal benefits of nuclear energy – in the face of disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and the recent Fukushima meltdown in Japan.
“'Pandora’s Promise' should inspire broad discussion on the fundamental issues of economic and social disparities and environmental risks,” said CNN Worldwide senior vice president for talent and content development Amy Entelis in a statement. “This is precisely the type of challenging debate we had hoped for when we conceived the mission for CNN Films.”
The film will premiere on CNN in November, following its theatrical release on June 12.
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