STORY

Against the backdrop of a highly contentious nuclear waste storage debate, a popular teenage boy named Levi Presley mysteriously jumps from the roof of a Las Vegas casino to his death. In this portrait of an all-American city, I seek to understand Levi’s past and end up discovering how complicated the truth can be.


Does the extensive scientific research done at Nevada's Yucca Mountain ensure that nuclear waste can be safely stored there for 1-million years? When a bright and seemingly happy young man suddenly jumps off a Las Vegas casino to his death, can those he left behind piece together facts to find out why he took his life? Documentary filmmaker Lily Henderson explores the human need to know the truth and what happens when the answers we desperately seek are not so clear.

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