LET THERE BE LIGHT

LET THERE BE LIGHT
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.

With LET THERE BE LIGHT, directors Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko invite you to the outer limits of the renewable energy discourse: nuclear fusion, a potentially world-changing alternative to fossil fuel – nothing short of harnessing the power of the Sun on Earth. Told with a fascinating clarity, and punctuated by gorgeous animated sequences bringing to life many of the eccentric inventors and milestone developments that bring us to ITER’s story today, LET THERE BE LIGHT takes us through 60 years of defiance and invention. It is the rare kind of environmental documentary to tackle the issue of energy, not with a doomsday-clock tone, but rather with a realistic and inspiring assessment of the challenges that will be necessary to escape our fate, and reach for the future. In short: a must-see for the “sci-” and the “sci-fi” minded alike. - FANTASIA 2017
Original title :  Let There Be Light
Genre :  Documentaire
Year :  2016
Length :  80
Director :  Mila Aung-Thwin
Van Royko
Country :  Canada
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English
subtitled in French

2017-09-19 11:41:42

Post screening discussion and Q&A with the film's directors

Friday 15 September  19:20
In presence of directors Mila Aung-Thwin & Van Royko

Post screening discussion and Q&A with the film's directors

Saturday 16 September  19:00
In presence of directors Mila Aung-Thwin & Van Royko

Post screening discussion and Q&A with the film's directors

Sunday 17 September  19:00
In presence of directors Mila Aung-Thwin & Van Royko

Schedule

Tuesday 19 12:30 15:00 19:00
Wednesday 20 12:30 15:00 19:00
Thursday 21 12:30 15:00 19:00
Friday 22 12:15 14:15 18:45
Saturday 23 10:00 16:00 18:45
Sunday 24 10:00 12:15 18:45
Monday 25 12:15 14:15 21:15
Tuesday 26 12:15 14:15 18:45