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INTO ETERNITY with Michael Madsen

  • Øens Spisested 71 Holmbladsgade København S, 2300 Denmark (map)

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2010 - 75 minutes - english

Director: Michael Madsen


Every day all over the world large amounts of high-radioactive nuclear waste are placed in temporary depots that are vulnerable to both natural- and man-made disasters. In Finland, the world's first permanent depot, Onkalo, is under construction. It is a giant system of underground tunnels, drilled directly into the ground rock. The deposit must last for at least 100,000 years, the period the waste will be fatal to all living. Once the storage space is filled up, it will be sealed to never be opened again. But can we secure it? How do we warn our descendants of the waste we have left? How do we prevent them from believing that they have found the mysterious tombs of our time, or hidden treasures? What languages or symbols will they understand? And will they respect our instructions? A thought provoking film on the future of energy use.



Michael Madsen, born 1971, is both director and concept artist, and has been involved in a series of art projects. The film of this evening, Into Eternity, received the CPH PIX Public Prize in 2009. His other films include "To Damascus - a Film on Interpretation" (2005) and "The Visit" (2015) which had world premiere at Sundance, Toronto Hot Docs, the SXSW Film Festival, the Paris L'Etranger Festival and IDFA, and was taken for the World Cinema Documentary Competition in Berlin 2015.



Movie, debate and a delicious dinner with the director: 175 DKK