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Into Eternity

Synopsis
In 1954, the first nuclear power plant went into operation in the Soviet Union, but more than half a century later little has been done to confront the most serious problem with nuclear energy - what to do with the dangerous radioactive wastes produced by the plants. Finland is one of the only countries to take an active role in dealing with nuclear waste; in 1970, construction began on Onkalo, a containment facility for radioactive wastes dug out of solid rock miles beneath the ground. It’s believed that the facility will be able to safely hold tons of waste until it becomes safe again in 100,000 years. The film examines the long road to completing Onkalo and the many unanswered questions concerning nuclear power. It serves both as a study of a technology fraught with possible danger and a letter to a future generation who may or may not have confronted the issues at hand.
Language
English
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Environmental science; Technology
Keywords
nuclear hazards; nuclear waste

Credits

Director
Michael Madsen

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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