My Nuclear Neighbour

Imagine that one morning you wake up to find out your nearest neighbour may be a nuclear power plant.

This is a story of global importance – it’s also a very local story. The tale of two small towns: one in rural Ontario that has been a centre of nuclear power almost as long as there has been nuclear power. The other is home to farmers who woke up one day to hear that Alberta’s first nuclear power facility is going to be moving in next door.

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We travel with Lorraine Jensen and Brenda McSween from their farms in Peace River, Alberta to Kincardine, Ontario searching for answers to questions that are devastating their families and threatening their once harmonious community.


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Produced & Written by
Donna Zuckerbrot
Daniel Zuckerbrot

Directed by
Donna Zuckerbrot

Executive Producers
Daniel Zuckerbrot
Donna Zuckerbrot

For CBC The Nature of Things
Executive Producer
Michael Allder
Senior Producer
FM Morrison

Director of Photography
John Tran
Tony Wannamaker

Ricardo Acosta

Aaron Davis
John Lang

David Suzuki

Associate Producer
Joshua Zuckerbrot

Additional Camera
Christopher Romeike

Additional Editing
Greg Hopen
Jeff Fowler
Jane McCrea

Camera Assistants
Scott Burton
Matt Delaney

Sound Recordists
Scott Chappel
Alan Geldart
Sanjay Mehta

Assistant Editor
Sean Kang

Production Assistant
Bryan Iwanczuk

Online Editor/Colourist
Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc.

Title Design
Imarion Inc.

Sound Editor
Alan Geldart

Sound Mixer
Stephen Traub, Kitchen Sync

Narration Recording
The Sound Kitchen/Kitchen Sync

Legal Affairs
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton

Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.

Stock Footage/Archival Visuals
Denis Sauvageau

Produced in association with CBC­ with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.



Worldfest Houston (Special Jury)
Yorkton Film Festival (nomination)

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