Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable

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Rory Kennedy

Rory Kennedy
Liz Garbus
Jack Youngelson

Line Producer
Julie Gaither

Associate Producer
Carissa Potenza

David Zieff

Jack Youngelson

Supervising Producer
Nancy Abraham, for HBO

Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins, for HBO

Nuclear power plant Indian Point sits 24 miles North of New York City, lightly guarded and potentially susceptible to attack or natural disaster. While danger from disaster is not only a threat for Indian Point—almost half of our nation’s nuclear-power facilities sit on, or close to, active earthquake fault lines—this film forces us to consider what a nuclear disaster in New York City could mean. Computer-generated imagery, combined with explanations on the effects of radiation poisoning, and promotional films from the Nuclear Energy Institute meld for a realistic look at a terrifying potential disaster.

Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable premiered on HBO September 2004.

“To the credit of Ms. Kennedy and her crew, this blatantly, unashamedly political film convincingly makes its point: that this nuclear power plant 35 miles north of Midtown Manhattan may still be a disaster waiting to happen.”

— The New York Times