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NZ Nuclear Documentary Scores Major Prize

October 30 2008

NZ Nuclear Documentary Scores Major International Prize and Audiences

Documentary Crew in Chernobyl


New Zealand documentary The Nuclear Comeback has been recognized internationally at the world’s oldest and most prestigious environmental film festival in Italy, winning the Best International Documentary prize.

The Cinemambiente Awards – judged by a panel of international environmentalists and renowned filmmakers were held in Turin this week and attended by many Italian politicians – including the Italian Minister for the Environment.

“A truly important film about the most important environmental issue of our times … the fraught decision about how we produce our energy…”
- Cinemambiente 2008

“Like the best documentaries, it is engaging, nuanced and avoids preaching.”
- Leo Hickman, The Guardian

The award is the latest triumph for the documentary, which has already been selected for ten top international film festivals, and notched up an exceptional global sales record – including a prized sale to the Sundance Channel in the US.

Justin Pemberton with Award


Producer and director Justin Pemberton is proud this recognition shows NZ is not only producing world class documentaries but is continuing to provoke global debate about the use of nuclear power.

The documentary was screened on TV One on Saturday February 2nd this year at 9.40pm as part of the channel’s blue chip festival series.

It will screen here again in Wellington on opening night of the Reel Earth Film Festival, Thursday November 20, 6pm.


International Sales are handled by:

Films Transit International Inc.


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