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URANIUM DRIVE-IN - Official Trailer

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Coming October 28, 2014 on DVD and VOD, an intimate portrait of the American West and the effects of the nuclear industry there. Most environmental documentaries come in nice, simple packages, with bad guys and good guys, the black and white perspective on powerful industries versus proactive citizens. Not this one. URANIUM DRIVE-IN comes at you in full color, a provocative portrait of the modern culture of the American West that shows how communities are being divided by a proposed uranium mill, the first to be built in the United States in 30 years. This is not a story about the nuclear industry; this is a story about people. A heart-wrenching story about unemployed uranium workers in an economically depressed town who are desperate for the high-paying jobs that the mill will provide. About members of an environmental group from a nearby resort town who are determined to fight the uranium mill, and protect the water, air, and landscape from the radioactive pollution that it will potentially create. About people who are suffocating from debt as they wait for the money that the uranium industry will bring to the region. And people who literally are unable to breathe with lung disease acquired while working for the uranium industry—first during World War II for the Manhattan Project and then later in the nuclear weapons race — in mines and mills that were dismantled decades ago. URANIUM DRIVE-IN is a story of hope, about people who hope for the prosperity that the nuclear industry promises, and about people who hope to save the West from the devastation the nuclear industry has wrought in the past. Set in the remote landscape in southwestern Colorado, the film is about more than its breathtaking cinematography. It takes you on an intimate journey to the community gatherings, the heated public debates, and the private discussions in the homes of the families that live here—and into the very hearts of the people who care so desperately about what the future and what the uranium mill will bring.