Presented by: The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, The Department of The History of Science, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and the Harvard Film Archive.
Free; tickets required. Tickets will be available at the CCVA box office beginning at 6:45 on the day of the show.
The screening will be followed by a reception in the Main Gallery of the Carpenter Center.
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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. Galison and Moss will be in attendance and take questions from the audience following the screening.