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BASEA Forum Series

Thursday, November 9th, 2017


 Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist

  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m






Movie Night:

"Nuclear Hallucinations"

with an introduction by Sajed Kamal


Join us at the BASEA Forum, Thursday, November 9th, for the viewing of a thought provoking movie, "Nuclear Hallucinations". 


This film is centered on the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in South India. In a context where cases of sedition and waging of war against the state are filed against anti-nuclear protesters, the film attempts to question the totalitarian nature of pro-nuclear assertions through comic modes.


Sajed Kamal, BASEA board member, will give an introduction. The movie runs for 54 minutes, leaving some time for discussion following. Sajed comments:


"Powerful, graphic, informative, humorous, alarming and instructive. While it focuses on a particular nuclear power plant in India, it's implications are global. In spite of the global trend toward a renewable transition, it alerts us about also a nuclear trend that's still alive, and spreading around the world."


Light refreshments will be served. Enjoy a casual evening at the BASEA Forum and add to the discussion!

About Sajed Kamal - 

Sajed Kamal, EdD, teaches in the Sustainable International Development program at Brandeis University and has been involved in the field for more than thirty years as a lecturer and consultant internationally, setting up projects in the United States, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Armenia and El Salvador. Sajed makes the case for renewable energy in his most recent book, The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future.


About the Director -  

Fathima Nizaruddin is an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia, and Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a recipient of the National Geographic's All Roads Seed Grant and Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT)'s Film Fellowship. 'Nuclear Hallucinations' is part of her practice-based PhD project at University of Westminster, London.







 Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m






Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist 
3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.




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The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.


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The Boston Area Solar Energy Association is convinced that New England's primary dependence on non-renewable energy sources is costly to our environmental, social, economic and political systems.

Therefore, we foster the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical, cost effective techniques.

It is our goal to promote Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.

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