As the Fukushima nuclear disaster deepens five years later into a planet-wide emergency, with massive continuous daily radioactive emissions into the air, ocean and biosphere;

 While officials deny the reality and risks, the global nuclear industry fights to stop its ‘renaissance ‘ from being rolled back in the U.S. and around the world, and citizens begin to understand the California-Fukushima connection;

A new documentary from award-winning filmmakers counters nuclear industry lies and cover-ups.

SHUTDOWN traces the little-known history of the Nuclear Free California Movement and its resurgence in what has been called “a seismic event for the nuclear industry,” the successful campaign to permanently close Southern California Edison’s San Onofre nuclear power plant, which, like Fukushima Daiichi, sits in an earthquake and tsunami zone.

SHUTDOWN tells the story of the people, organizations, strategies and factors that forced a powerful corporation to bend to the public will. It builds the case for shutting down California’s last remaining reactors at Pacific Gas & Electric’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant – also in an earthquake and tsunami zone. 

A local story with global implications, SHUTDOWN documents Californians awakening to the deadly risks to human rights, public safety, the economy and all future generations posed by nuclear technology - despite fierce industry attempts at cover-up. It examines the challenge of dealing with the thousands of tons of lethal radioactive waste now stored on-site at America’s 104 nuclear power plants.

SHUTDOWN is an empowering story of activists, nuclear experts, public officials, whistleblowers, journalists and extraordinary citizens facing up to the threat of Fukushima fallout while working to prevent potential Fukushima-like catastrophes here at home.

SHUTDOWN: The California-Fukushima Connection

A forthcoming documentary by Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle. 

One down, one to go!


SHUTDOWN - The California-Fukushima Connection is now in post-production as we work to raise completion funding. EON is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Please do your part by making a tax-deductible contribution.