Into Eternity 2/2 -2/15/11 & Trailer


Playing Feb 2 – Feb 15 Only at:  FILM FORUM, 209 W. Houston Street, bet. 6th & 7th Ave, NYC, 212-727-8110

From NIRS: 

A new film on radioactive waste disposal that will be making its U.S. debut in New York City on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

We have screened the film and think it will be of interest to you. Here’s a brief review by NIRS’ Mary Olson :

Those in the United States who support the renewal of a deep geologic repository program in the wake of the cancellation of the Yucca Mountain site will be extremely interested in this thoughtful portrait of Onkalo, the bedrock repository program in Finland . A blend of “Deep Time” work, perhaps inspired by the Nuclear Guardianship vision fostered by Joanna Macy and others, and frontal interviews with today’s top scientific experts, engineers, technicians and policy-makers in the nuclear arena of Finland, this piece manages to confront multiple dimensions of the nuclear dilemma. We see and hear Director Michael Madsen speaking to someone of a generation in the far distant future, and we see portrait-level documentation of the people responsible for designing and implementing this program grapple with his invitation to do the same.

In the end, this film is a deep, complex portrait not only of us as a species capable of capturing combustion (fire) and now fission (a second fire), but it is also a portrait of this enormously resource-intense nuclear technology and its “child” – inevitable waste. While the film does not challenge the fundamentals of deep geologic isolation, it certainly presents a strong voice in opposition to making very much more of this extremely vexing waste product.


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