We're screening one of the best documentaries I've seen in years at a private theatre 15 minutes from Auckland CBD out West.
Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will exist long after humans have left the Earth.
"The first responders to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident were the firemen of Pripyat. They absorbed dangerous amounts of radiation and were taken to the Pripyat Hospital. Their contaminated clothing was taken to the basement where it remains to this day. Dr. Derek Muller and his traveling companion ‘Bionerd’ take us down into the hospital basement to see the firemen’s clothing."
There's also a brilliant educational aspect to the documartary. Here's just one such example.
There's only 64 seats available so this will sell out overnight again like the last screening.
December 3rd Now Tuesday 1st December
Tim: 6pm - 9:30pm
Tickets are $6 and you can grab your ticket here