Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

EcoFocus Film Festival to bring documentary ‘Pandora’s Promise’ to Athens

Athens, Ga. – The EcoFocus Film Festival, an initiative of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will present a special screening of the new documentary film “Pandora’s Promise” on Oct. 17 at Ciné in downtown Athens, the second in a series of films presented this fall.

“Pandora’s Promise” explores the potential role of nuclear power in the future of energy production.

The event will start with a reception catered by Heirloom Café and Fresh Market at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film at 7:30 p.m. A 30-minute panel discussion after the screening will include Becky Rafter, executive director of Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions; Rand Knight, ecologist and solar energy advocate; and Chris Cuomo, ethicist and professor of philosophy at UGA.

Tickets, which include entrance to the film and reception, are $9.75 for general admission and $7.50 for seniors. The first 25 UGA students with a valid UGACard will be admitted free.

Tickets, including student reservations, are available online at or in person at the Ciné box office, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

The screening is presented by EcoFocus Film Festival and Ciné. Remaining EcoFocus film presentations this fall include “Trashed” on Nov. 12.

For more information, see or the EcoFocus Facebook page at

EcoFocus was initiated by UGA’s Odum School of Ecology in 2007 and is co-sponsored by the Odum School, the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the UGA Office of Sustainability.