Gentilly Or Not To Be

2012 | DOCUMENTARY | 54 minutes
SYNOPSIS:

At the dawn of the 3rd millennium, nuclear energy appears to be the solution for the increasing demand of energy of seven billion people. Around the world, the nuclear industry is preparing a comeback and Quebec, the world champion of hydroelectricity, is following suit with the refurbishment of the Gentilly-2 nuclear station in Bécancour.

Beyond the risk of accidents and irradiated waste management, does this form of energy have an impact on human health? Gentilly Or Not To Be asks the question to nuclear energy’s greatest defenders as well as its detractors. This documentary takes us to France, Germany, the United States, England and Japan, where the world’s leading experts are making their decisions, often in contradiction with one another. Who’s right?

In parallel with her investigation, documentary filmmaker Guylaine Maroist follows citizens who oppose the refurbishment of the Gentilly-2 station. Dr. Éric Notebaert, mathematician Gordon Edwards and nuclear physician Michel Duguay are convinced that the province’s only nuclear reactor should close down at all costs.

Can they get the powerful lobby of nuclear energy to back down?

Gentilly or not to be, documentaire

AWARDS

  • 2013—Gemini Award winner for Best Documentary Research
  • 2013—Gemini Award winner for Best Editing

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Credits

Producer
Guylaine Maroist
Eric Ruel

Director
Guylaine Maroist
Eric Ruel

Production director
Marie-Michèle Tremblay

Journalist/Scriptwriter
Guylaine Maroist

Research
Guylaine Maroist
Marie-Michèle Tremblay

Director of photography
Eric Ruel

Additional directors of photography
Alain Bisson
Louis-Vincent Blaquière
Étienne Bruyère
Pierre-Fredéric Chénier
Steeve Desrosiers
Alberto Feio

Location sound
Marcello Delambre
Daniel Ferland
Carl-André Hernandez
Eric Ruel
Marc Tawil

Editor
Martin Gagnon
Eric Ruel

Sound design
Eric Ruel
Éric Tessier

Motion design and infographics
Hektor.co
Louis-Martin Duval
Kyler Kelly
Eric Kaplin

Additional infographics
Martin Gagnon
François Savard

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