In collaboration with Greenpeace, filmmaker Michael Madsen and Magic Hour Films marks the weekend of the anniversary of the Fukishima disaster by opening a free online streaming window on www.intoeternitythemovie.com, where the documentary "Into Eternity" can be watched.
The global event starts on Saturday 3 March 3rd at 7.32 am (CET) and lasts for 150 837 seconds - one second per individual who is - perhaps permanently - displaced from the Fukushima.
One week from Sunday, it is exactly one year since Japan was hit by the worst thinkable disaster. First an earthquake, then a tsunami, and at 7.32 am (CET) Tokyo Power and Electric Company declared a nuclear emergency at Fukushima. While almost 20,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake and tsunami, 150,837 people had to flee from their homes in a broad area around Fukushima and remain displaced.
"Fukushima was not a natural disaster, but a result of human error and mental meltdown!" "Into Eternity"'s director Michael Madsen says. "The disaster is a result of human error – or even worse - of conscious human negligence. Everybody knew that there would be earthquakes and tsunamis in the area, and security measures had been taken – except not adequate measures."
Long term safety issues
The multi-award winning Danish documentary "Into Eternity" focuses on the long-term safety issues linked to nuclear energy. The film invites its audience down into what is to become the world's first permanent storage for nuclear waste, Onkalo, which is being hewn out of solid rock in Finland. Here nuclear waste is destined to be stored for the next 100,000 years, which is the time span it remains hazardous, and consequently the time span the storage facility must function.
"Into Eternity" has received numerous awards on festivals all over the world. In 2011, it was screened to UN ambassadors in New York leading up to the nuclear summit, and many experts have deemed the film a unique contribution to the debate about nuclear energy.
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"Into Eternity" is directed by Michael Madsen and produced by Lise Lense-Møller for Magic Hour Films.