Into Eternity

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Year
2010
Country
  • Denmark
Duration
75min
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“This place is not a place of honour. No esteemed deeds are commemorated here. This is not a place for you. What is here is dangerous and repulsive. The danger will still be present in your time, as it is in ours.” These are the sentences that future man will meet, if he finds and opens the gigantic network of underground tunnels, which presently are hewn out of the bedrock in Finland. The tunnels will be filled with high-level radioactive waste, which must be kept isolated from human beings and other live organisms for at least 100.000 years into the future, not to render large areas uninhabitable. Not only must the facility last 10 times longer than any manmade construction ever, it must also be able to resist all thinkable climate changes, erosion, evolution. The real challenge, however, is to secure the facility from human intrusion. To succeed with that is vital in order to keep future man safe and prevent the waste from escaping into the biosphere. When the waste has been deposited, the facility will be sealed off, never to be opened again. But can we ensure that? How is it possible to warn future man of the waste we left behind? How do we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures? Which languages and signs will they understand, and if they understand, will they respect our instructions? Hopefully these questions will have found answers before the facility is finished 120 years from now. At that time it will contain max. 1% of the world’s nuclear waste, which today is kept in interim storages on the surface, and cannot be secured against societal breakdowns, natural or manmade disasters. While gigantic monster machines dig deeper and deeper into the dark, experts above ground strive to find solutions to the radioactive waste issue, solutions who can secure mankind now and in the future.
A documentary timecapsule, a wondrous and frightening journey into the underworld and into the future.


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Details

  • Original title
    Into Eternity
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Mikko Missaghi, Stine Hein
  • Editing
    Illusia Sarvas
  • Sound
    Pirkko Tiitinen
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Denmark
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Lise Lense-Moller
      • Denmark
  • Festivals
    • 2009 CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
    • 2010 Docville Film Festival, Belgium
    • 2010 Dok Leipzig Festival, Germany
    • 2010 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
    • 2010 Munich International Film Festival, Germany
    • 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, USA
    • 2010 Planete Doc Review, Poland
    • 2010 Visions du Reel, Switzerland
    • 2010 True False Film Festival, USA
    • 2010 Hot Docs Festival, Canada
    • 2010 SilverDocs, USA
    • 2010 Sheffield Doc Festival, UK
    • 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • 2010 Festival des Libertés, Belgium
    • 2010 CPH DOX Festival, Denmark
    • 2010 Guth Gafa Film Festival, Ireland
    • 2010 Dokufest, Kosovo
    • 2010 Lussas Documentary Film Festival, France
    • 2010 Baltic Sea Forum, Latvia
    • 2010 Athens Film Festival, Greece
    • 2010 Green Design Festival, Greece
    • 2010 Atlantis Film Festival, Germany
    • 2010 Ismailia International Documentary Festival, Egypt
    • 2010 Sitges Film Festival, Spain
    • 2010 Doc Lisboa, Portugal
    • 2010 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taiwan
    • 2010 Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
    • 2010 International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Turkey
    • 2010 Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia
    • 2010 FrontDoc Film Festival, Italy
    • 2010 Docs Documentary Festival, Mexico
    • 2010 Free Zone Film Festival, Serbia
    • 2010 Kasseler Film Festival, Germany
    • 2010 Trondheim Documentary Festival, Norway
    • 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • 2010 Paris International Environmental Film Festival, France
  • Awards
    • 2009 CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark - Audience Award
    • 2010 Planete Doc Review, Poland - Panasonic Green Award
    • 2010 Visions du Reel, Switzerland - Grand Prix
    • 2010 Festival des Libertés, Belgium - Lichtpunt Award
    • 2010 CPH DOX Festival, Denmark - Reel Talent Award
    • 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands - Best Green Screen Documentary Award
    • 2010 Paris International Environmental Film Festival, France - Grands Prix du Festival

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