“Containment” (2015, USA, 81min, English)


18h-19h25 Film screening

A film by Peter Galison  (Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University) ( and Robb Moss (filmmaker, professor and chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University ) (



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 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.


19h25-20h00 Panel-Debate on the film „Containment“

The film screening will be followed by a Panel-Debate on the film „Containment“ with Peter Galison (Harvard University, via skype), Mara Almeida (ITQB-UNL) and Alexander Gerner (CFCUL)


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