How can we warn people centuries in the future about the danger of waste disposal sites? With inventive animation and incisive reporting, Moss and Galison aren’t going to make it any easier to sleep at night. -- Boston Globe
Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive sludge remains from the Cold War, and not one country carries a well-hatched plan for its removal. With a situation simultaneously pressing but seemingly far off, the demand for solutions remains. The film splits formats between graphic novel and essay to represent future and present waste plants, forcing us to consider tens of thousands of years ahead to protect humankind. Containment premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. 2015, DCP, 81 minutes.
A discussion follows with director Robb Moss and Christine Marran, associate professor of Japanese literature and cinema, specializing in ecocriticism; moderated by Full Frame Festival Director Deirdre Haj.
Cinema of Urgency is programmed in partnership with Full Frame Documentary Festival.