Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was one of the most fascinating characters of the 20th century – a maverick who infuriated his bosses while managing to transform the Navy, develop a new energy source and help win the Cold War. In order to portray this exceptional man, the filmmaker combines archival footage and personal stories with scripted drama. His story remains relevant today as we confront concerns about our energy future. Directed and produced by Michael Pack.

Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

2014 US 117 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources