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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Synopsis

What if we told you there was a way to build an artificial star on Earth? This isn’t science fiction. Rather, it is what ITER (the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is working on, in the southern French countryside. Assembling scientists from 37 different countries, ITER’s utopian project is very much like the building of a cathedral; so long and arduous that many of its key players might not see it to the end. Nonetheless, they persevere. Because, the project’s success would supply mankind with a perpetual source of clean energy for hundreds, thousands, perhaps millions of years to come. If it fails, there is simply no going back: mankind must prove today that it has the intelligence to prevent its own extinction.

Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko

Schedule

22.11.2017
14:00 - 15:24
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 060601
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23.11.2017
16:15 - 17:39
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 070602
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29.11.2017
17:30 - 18:54
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 131801
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF Science360 Programme

Film info

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 84 minutes
Language: English
Directors: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko
Producer: Bob Moore
Writer: Mila Aung-Thwin
DOP: Van Royko
Montage: Mila Aung-Thwin, Gilda Pourjabar
Composer: Trevor Anderson
Cast: Bernard Bigot, Alessandro Bonito-Oliva, Mark Henderson
Production: Eye Steel Film

Synopsis

What if we told you there was a way to build an artificial star on Earth? This isn’t science fiction. Rather, it is what ITER (the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is working on, in the southern French countryside. Assembling scientists from 37 different countries, ITER’s utopian project is very much like the building of a cathedral; so long and arduous that many of its key players might not see it to the end. Nonetheless, they persevere. Because, the project’s success would supply mankind with a perpetual source of clean energy for hundreds, thousands, perhaps millions of years to come. If it fails, there is simply no going back: mankind must prove today that it has the intelligence to prevent its own extinction.

Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko