Dr. Heidi Hutner, a Professor of Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook University and co-director Martijn Hart, are working on a Documentary Film, Accidents Can Happen: Voices of Women from Three Mile Island, about the Three Mile Island Meltdown that took place on March 28th, 1979. They plan to have the film aired in 2019 — to coincide with the 40th Anniversary.
For the Three Mile Island documentary, Dr. Hutner and her team interview whistleblowers, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners, scientists, physicians, and more. The four protagonists are ordinary Pennsylvania moms who lived through the accident. They challenged authorities, and through their eyes, the story is relived. Hearts will be moved.
The documentary is a feminist story, a story about women, children, and the environment. It’s a story about the silencing of women’s voices and a powerful women’s movement that has stood up (and continues to stand up) to a violent nuclear industry.
Today, the nuclear industry argues that we need nuclear power to solve climate change, and even some 'environmentalists' now support nukes. However, these groups downplay, ignore, and silence the negative environmental and health impacts of nuclear power and nuclear accidents.
The Three Mile Island documentary is conceived to be part of a limited series on all aspects of the nuclear cycle--mining, power, waste, the building of nuclear weapons, and nuclear war. Each episode focuses closely on a woman or a small group of women and it tells their personal dramatic stories relating to each disaster scenario.
The filmmakers buttress the personal with science and fact. The focus is on women and patriarchy, including science which shows that women and girls are far more harmed by radiation exposures than men, while safety regulations are based on an adult male body. In fact, young girls are ten times as likely to get cancer than adult males.
Generations of people are sick and dying in Pennsylvania (and Fukushima, Chernobyl, Rocky Flats, the Marshall Islands, etc). Their stories need to be told. Now.
This film series is crucial. Who will carry the torch of truth when those who know have passed on?
To learn more, please see the film teaser, film-team biographies, and one-page proposal:
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O’ HOLY NIGHT, new Christmas Video by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer & Jeroen Robben (of the Netherlands BEAUTY & THE BEAST)
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer is releasing the music video “O’ Holy Night,” her duet with Holland’s Broadway actor Jeroen Robben (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST). The song appears on her new holiday album, DECEMBER. Enjoy the video on youtube.
There’s warmth of brother in “O’ Holy Night.” The video takes place in a church built in the 1200s in the Netherlands. It moves from black and white to color, and features Jaclyn and Jeroen blending their trained and comforting voices, plus her friends harmonizing in the background. ”My musical friends,” the magnanimous Jaclyn says. “They hail from 7 different countries, and they’re all different, but coming together in harmony. I’ve always made artistic friends wherever I lived (Cleveland, LA, New York, Holland, now Ireland). I always had a community, thanks to music and art. “
The changing of black & white into color, Jaclyn explains, “signifies the light and beauty that comes from the holiday season. By using one take (after the introduction footage), we allow viewers to enter the ancient church and experience the song as if they were a fly on the wall, inviting them into the middle of a very special moment in time.”
Jaclyn enjoyed working with Jeroen, whom she met on the set of the Voice Holland.
He came to her house to watch the episode they were on together. But he had to sing to Jaclyn’s 4-year old daughter for his supper because he played “The Beast.” “She was absolutely mesmerized to have a real Disney character in her living room!”
December is Jaclyn Bradley Palmer’s 4th studio album release, and in the Americana/Singer-Songwriter Genres.
Palmer received her vocal training in opera from Indiana University and later became a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles where her music was licensed for TV and film. The new record, which combines holiday classics with original compositions, is a nod to her diverse musical background. “I have been longing to create a holiday album for many years and am so happy with the result,” shared Palmer. “Every winter, the music of Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis filled my house and really made the home feel like Christmas. I wanted to contribute to this musical tradition of bringing on holiday cheer in the same way.”
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer’s new Christmas album, DECEMBER is available for download and streaming on mediums such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify. The album (as well as Jaclyn’s catalog) can be purchased through the artist’s website: www.jaclynbradleypalmer.com.
On iTunes, Amazon, all digital stores for a special price of $7.92!