On February 6, 2014, the Hungarian Parliament approved the extension of the Paks nuclear power plant which was agreed upon by Viktor Orbán and Vladimir Putin in January the same year. The extension is to be financed for the large part from the Russian budget loan amounting to 10 billion Euro. Hungary’s President János Áder signed the bill on February 10, 2014, denying the need for a referendum on the issue and ignoring the voices calling for a broader public debate about this construction. The decision affecting several generations of Hungarians was passed without the majority of Hungarian society being aware of the details and the consequences of the deal. The voice of environmental and other grassroots civic organizations was not present in the media and therefore did not spark a broad discussion. In January-March 2014, OSA Archivum organized a series of film screenings and discussions to address the past, the present and the future of global nuclear energy, and our Verzio thematic block continues this program. The three documentary films take a deeper look at the societal costs of nuclear energy use while crossing the globe in search of the safest place on earth.
All films are screened in original language with English subtitles except Felvidék.