Into Eternity is a documentary that was made in 2009 and is a very timely subject considering the current crisis that is taking place in Japan. The question of whether or not nuclear energy is worth the risks it places over the safety and wellbeing of our planet and it's inhabitants, both human and nonhuman, is at the very forefront of our thoughts these days. In Japan we are witnessing the fear and panic of a worst case scenerio unfolding before our very eyes. It is now time to make the ethical decision to stop this form of energy production for the safety of today's world and as the film shows the safety of future generations. Captivating, and extremely frightening, this video documentary takes us on a journey never seen before into a dark underworld and it's future.

Although we are now painfully aware of the dangers of a meltdown of a nuclear power plant do we ever give thought to what also happens to the high-level radioactive waste that is generated by nuclear power plants? Daily, throughout the world, large amounts of highly radioactive waste is deposited into interim storages, which are also very vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters, and changes in society. The film takes a look at the world's first permanent repository in Finland. This repository is being formed out of solid rock and is a huge system of underground tunnels. Since the radioactive waste remains hazardous for a 100,000 years, the repository must last that long.

Once the nuclear waste has been deposited and the repository is full, the facility must be sealed off, never to be opened again. But is this the legacy that we want to leave for future generations? How can we ensure that these deadly and ominous nuclear containment facilties aren't opened in the distant future unleashing a lethal Pandora's Box? We must ask and answer these questions now of how future generations will understand just what we have buried out of sight but never out of immense danger to them. While gigantic machines dig deep into the dark underbelly of the earth, experts above ground strive to find solutions to these concerns.

As this films shows with an urgent warning, the radioactive waste issue must be thoroughly addressed in order to secure the safety of mankind and all species on planet Earth now and in the near and very distant future. The waste is with us, there is no turning back.
This eye-opening documentary will make you very aware to the fact that we must all work together as a global community to ensure the survival of the world as we know it.

-November 30th, 2010 Grand Prix FIFE. Paris France
-November 28th, 2010 IDFA Green Screen Award. Amsterdam The Netherlands
-November 7th, 2010 Special mention Sheffield Green award
-October 30th, 2010 Lichtpunkt Prize at festival des Libertes. Brussels Belgium
-September 29th, 2010 Nordisk Panorama Nordic Documentary Award. Bergen Norway
-August 8th, 2010 Special Mention at Docufest. Prizren Kosova
-May 17th, 2010 Planete Doc review Green Award. Warsaw Poland
--April 13th, 2010 Vision Du Reel Grand Prix. Nyon Suisse
-November 16th, 2009 Audience award CPH:DOX. Copenhagen Denmark
-January 2011 nominations / CINEMA EYE HONORS:
-Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
-Outstanding Achievement in an International Feature Film
-Michael Madsen has received the ”Reel Talent 2010 Award” at CPH: DOX 2010 and a prize from The Danish Arts Foundation, The Committee for Film and Theatre for Into Eternity

Director and Scriptwriter: Michael Madsen
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Editors: Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf
Director of PHOTOGRAPY: Heikki Färm F.S.C.
Sound Design: Nicolai Linck, Øivind Weingaarde
Mix Tomas Arwe

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Responses to "INTO ETERNITY- The Movie with a Nuclear Warning"

  1. Very good spot and congratulations for your blog.

    Giacomo Tavera.

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