Promotional image for film "Containment"

Screening of “Containment”

Promotional image for film "Containment"The Department of Physics will host a screening of Containment Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in Rockefeller Building, Room 301.

Containment, directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, examines a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands left over from the Cold War era.

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.

The screening is part of the CWRU Department of Physics colloquium.