Under Control - German Gems 2012
Gloriously shot on 35mm and Cinemascope, UNDER CONTROL unfolds a breathtaking yet disturbing, often science fiction-like panoramic view of nuclear power plants in Germany. Volker Sattel got permission to enter control rooms, reactors and storage facilities for atomic waste where experts discuss risk management and security measures. The camera focuses on the power plant like an archeological dig that tells the history of civilization. Reflecting on a technology that was once a synonym for progress the film traces a hidden tragedy. At the end, the power plants are deserted, and the spirit of the atom has escaped and left its mark. Variety calls UNDER CONTROL "a monumental film on life and death of nuke plants."
Followed by a discussion with Consul Michael Ahrens, Fusako di Angelis (No Nukes Action) and a speaker from the Sierra ClubTBA.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro Street (at Market)
San Francisco, CA 94114
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