USA/Japan | 2015 | Peter Gallison | 81 minutes (subtitles)
Presented by spook Magazine
In the debates surrounding nuclear energy, the issue of waste is often sidelined. But can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across the time.
Weaving together stark animations, futurist tropes and observational footage shot in weapons plants, tsunami-ravaged Fukushima and waste facilities, Containment provides a filmic meditation on the longevity of radioactive waste, and the creative strategies necessary to secure these stores into an uncertain future.