“Into Eternity” – The Final Free Film In SAPL’s “Nuclear Dangers: Past, Present & Future” Film Series

 Please come to a free showing of
Into Eternity
An award-winning documentary on the challenges of building a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste

Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library – Levenson Room, 175 Parrott Ave. (near the Portsmouth Middle School)

This is the last film in  the “Nuclear Dangers – Past, Present, and Future” film series sponsored by the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL) and will feature audience discussion after the film.  It is free and open to the public.

The film has particular relevance for New Hampshire residents, since with the demise of the Yucca Mountain repository project in Nevada, a “plan B” approach could involve a granite formation repository, as was previously explored 27 years ago in Hillsborough, NH and in Maine.  The Seabrook plant has generated over 500 tons of highly radioactive spent fuel so far, all of which is stored on site.

For more information, contact SAPL at 603-431-5089 or visit their website: www.saplnh.org


Into Eternity

The last film in SAPL’s “Nuclear Dangers” film series

Into Eternity is the first feature documentary to explore the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses. Structured as a message to future generations, the film focuses on the Onkalo waste repository now under construction in Finland, one of the first underground storage facilities. Onkalo is a gigantic network of tunnels being carved out of bedrock that will start receiving Finland’s nuclear waste in 2020. Once the repository is full, in about 100 years, it will be closed and hopefully remain sealed for at least 100,000 years.  Into Eternity takes viewers deep into the Onkalo facility as it is being constructed and asks Onkalo representatives, scientists, theologians and others to address fundamental but challenging questions.


“CRITICS’ PICK. I am tempted to call Into Eternity the most interesting documentary, and one of the most disturbing films, of the year so far… the way the movie and the people in it express their concern gives it a feeling of sublimity unusual in most environmentalist documentaries.”
- A.O. Scott, New York Times

“It might seem crazy, if not criminal, to obligate 3,000 future generations of humans to take care of our poisonous waste just so that we can continue running our electric toothbrushes. But it’s already too late to wave off the nuclear age, and Mr. Madsen’s film comes at a perfect time to join a worldwide conversation about what to do with its ashes.”
- Dennis Overbye, Science Reporter, New York Times

“Excellent. The haunting Into Eternity…is a rare hybrid: an information-packed documentary crossed with an existential art film. In a deceptively low-key manner, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen has beautifully crafted one of the most provocative movies of the year.”
- San Francisco Chronicle

“Tackles a subject almost beyond comprehension …. one of the most extraordinary factual films to be shown this year. Why isn’t every government, every philosopher, every theologian, everywhere in the world discussing Onkalo and its implications?”
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

“Recommended. What animates the film is the other worldliness of the under-construction project, and the paradoxes the finished Onkalo will embody. If Onkalo succeeds, it will become the longest-lasting product of contemporary civilization – which it might very well outlive.”
- Mark Jenkins, NPR.org


Grand Prize, Paris Int’l Environmental Film Festival (FIFE)
Grand Prize, Vision Du Reel – Nyon
Green Screen Award, IDFA, Amsterdam

Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival
San Francisco Green Festival

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One Response to “Into Eternity” – The Final Free Film In SAPL’s “Nuclear Dangers: Past, Present & Future” Film Series

  1. jim cotter says:

    pls call me asap 781-850-6478 doing seminar in boston fri oct 12 2012 on nuke plants new england the good the bad and the ugly

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