Directed by: Michael Madsen
Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series
INTO ETERNITY (Denmark, 2009, 75 min.)
"I am tempted to call “Into Eternity” the most interesting documentary, and one of the most disturbing films, of the year…" – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants are placed in interim storages, vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and societal changes. In Finland, the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a huge system of underground tunnels – that must last 100,000 years, as long as the waste remains hazardous. Once the waste has been deposited and the repository is full, the facility is to be sealed off and never opened again. Or so we hope, but can we ensure that? Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, this feature documentary takes viewers on a journey to find solutions to the crucially important radioactive waste issue now and in the near and very distant future. Directed by Michael Madsen. Produced by Lise Lense-Møller.
Tickets: $5.75, Avalon senior members; $6.75, Avalon members; $7.75, General Admission. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 202-966-3464 or visit www.theavalon.org after March 1.