Three miles below the earth, the people of Finland are constructing an enormous tomb to lay to rest their share of humans’ 300,000 tons of nuclear waste. To avoid disaster, it must remain untouched for at least 100,000 years. In this poetic, hauntingly beautiful, and thought-provoking doc, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen ponders how to warn future civilizations that the buried treasure of our nuclear era—unlike the pyramids and great tombs of pharaohs—must never, ever be discovered. —Tribeca Film Festival
A beautifully shot and thought-provoking take on the long-term handling of nuclear waste and the ethical questions concerning it. Onkalo will prove to be the enduring monument to our culture, and it will contain neither the gods, nor the Pharaohs, nor their finest treasures, but the unvanquished Furies of our age.
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