February 18

Silkwood

Posted by lori . No Comments

Silkwood is based on the true story of the life and death of Karen Silkwood.  Karen was involved in exposing safety violations at the plant where she worked making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods, and she died under suspicious circumstances in 1974 while on her way to meet a New York Times reporter.  This film tells the story of an brave woman who takes a stand and exposes the truth.  I enjoyed this movie not only for the riveting story of Karen’s rise from worker to activist but also for it’s portrayal of Karen’s personal relationships.  In the end, you see that Karen Silkwood was an courageous yet ordinary person, thrust into an extraordinary circumstance.  Sadly, the truth regarding her death remains a mystery.

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