News input provided by Sabina Griffith, ITER Organization
Emmy award winner tells the amazing story of Fusion technology
Achieving fusion energy is not a sprint, rather a marathon. And so is the production of a documentary film on fusion. Although in the beginning of their endeavor, fusion was not even on the list of attractions, explains Canadian film producer and 2-time Emmy award winner Mila Aung-Thwin:
“About 4 years ago, I was researching the idea of making a documentary about the future of energy. I'm ashamed to say that at the beginning, fusion wasn't even on my radar. I hadn't heard of ITER. I got invited to the media and press ITER visit, and came to see what was going in in person.
It took me a while to really understand the profound nature of the difficult challenge being undertaken, in terms of both technology and politics. After a while, I realized that I was hooked and had to find a way to tell this amazing story which ended up taking us all around the world.”
'Let there be light' will premiere on March 10, 2017
Now, Mila and his co-director and cinematographer Van Royko have completed the final edits of their 90 minute documentary “Let there be light” and they will soon start touring the big film festivals in North America and Europe, starting with the first screening at the South By Southwest Filmfestival (SXSW) in Austin Texas on 10 March.
It will be followed by the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, Canada, in April, the largest festival on the North American continent. It is not clear yet whether there will be an online screening as well, but keep an eye on the FuseNet site for a later update to learn where and when you can see this documentary in Europe.
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