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2011/2012 Films

Into Eternity (2011 Season)

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 7:30 PM, Campbell Hall

“Tackles a subject almost beyond comprehension… Why isn’t every government, every philosopher, every theologian, everywhere in the world discussing Onkalo and its implications?” The Guardian (UK) This mind-bending film explores the utter impossibility of storing nuclear waste for 100,000 years, the time estimated by scientists to render it safe. Especially relevant since the earthquake and crisis at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan, Into Eternity is both a film about the Onkalo storage facility being constructed in Finland and a startlingly beautiful work of art. (Michael Madsen, 2010, 75 min.) Filmmaker Michael Madsen will introduce his film and answer audience questions after the screening. Part of the Critical Issues in America series “Speculative Futures: Risk, Uncertainty, and Security”

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