Events

Past Event

Containment - Film Screening and Q & A with Peter Galison and Robb Moss

October 21, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schapiro Center (Davis Auditorium), Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street, New York
Photograph of Containment film event on a yellow background

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 weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

A Q & A session with co-directors Peter Galison and Robb Moss will be held immediately following the screening.

For more information, please visit containmentmovie.com.