Date & Time
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Can we 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, released in 2015, weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put. Filmmaker Robb Moss, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will attend the screening, which is presented by the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, the Film Studies Center, and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. A roundtable discussion hosted by the Neubauer Collegium will follow on February 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Presented by the Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative, the Film Studies Center, and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago.