Screening of "Containment," a documentary film by Peter Galison and Robb Moss

Date: 
April 26, 2016 - 17:30 - 20:40
Building: 
Arany Janos u. 32
Room: 
Blinken Open Society Archives
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CEU organizer(s): 
Karl Hall
CEU host unit(s): 
Open Society Archives
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Karl Hall
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Containment by Peter Galison and Robb Moss

CEU Science Studies in cooperation with the Visual Studies Platform is proud to host the Budapest premiere of the new documentary film by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, Containment. The film asks whether we can 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. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.