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Journey to the safest Place on Earth

A film by Edgar Hagen

Synopsis

Over the last 60 years, more than 350,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste have been amassed all over the world. This material must be deposited for thousands of years in a safe place, i.e. one that will not harm humans or the environment. However, such a repository has yet to been created and the production of nuclear waste continues unabated. Swiss-based nuclear physicist and internationally renowned repository specialist Charles McCombie and some of his most important allies provide director Edgar Hagen with insight into their persistent struggle to find the safest place on earth in order to resolve this grave dilemma.

«The question is not whether the nuclear waste will leak out of Yucca Mountain, the only question is when it will happen.»
Steve Frishman, Nevada State Technical Policy Advisor and Yucca Mountain Project Fighter since 1987

Technical Details

FormatDCP
Duration100 min
Year2013
Original LanguageEnglish, German, Chinese, Japanese
SubtitlesGerman, French, English
CountrySwitzerland
ISANISAN 0000-0003-83BB-0000-5-0000-0000-M

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  • Festivals

    DOK Leipzig , Offical Programm, Nomination Leipziger Ring

    October 01, 2013 - October 03, 2013

    Hofer Filmtage 2013, Official Program

    October 01, 2013 - October 03, 2013

    DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2014, Section Hardcore

    January 08, 2014 - January 15, 2014

    FIPA Biarritz 2014

    January 15, 2014 - January 20, 2014

    49. Solothurner Filmtage 2014, Section Panorama

    January 22, 2014 - January 27, 2014

    3a Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental, Film Festival São Paulo 2014, Section Energy

    March 01, 2014 - March 03, 2014

    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014, Section Habitat

    March 05, 2014 - March 12, 2014

    DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver 2014, Offical Program

    May 02, 2014 - May 11, 2014

    International Uranium Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, 2014, Competition PIPA/ Yellow Oscar

    May 11, 2014 - May 14, 2014

    Planete + Doc Film Festival, Warschau, 2014, Competition Climate for Change

    May 18, 2014 - May 25, 2014

    Green Film Festival, Seoul, 2014, Competition Green Panorama, Ancient Futures

    May 25, 2014 - May 28, 2014

    ZOOM – Basler Filme im Fokus, 2014, Nomination

    June 06, 2014 - June 08, 2014

    Fünf Seen Film Festival 2014, Deutschland, Competition Human Rights Award

    August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014

    DokuFest Prizren, Kosovo, 2014, Competition Green Dox

    August 16, 2014 - August 24, 2014

    Prix Italia, Torino, 2014, Nomination

    September 08, 2014 - September 09, 2014

    Nuclear-Free-Future-Award, Munich, 2014

    October 08, 2014 - October 10, 2014

    International Science Film Festival, Pariscience, 2014

    October 12, 2014 - October 14, 2014

    Das Filmfest, Prag und Brno, 2014, Official Program

    October 15, 2014 - October 23, 2014

    Marda Loop, Justice Film Festival, 2014, Official Program

    November 04, 2014 - November 19, 2014

    CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, 2014, Megatrends - Rethinking Resources

    November 06, 2014 - November 16, 2014

    FICMA Barcelona Environmental International Film Festival, 2014, Official Selection

    November 06, 2014 - November 13, 2014

    Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, 2014

    December 04, 2014 - December 10, 2014

    Environmental Filmfest, Washington DC, 2015

    March 17, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    BIFED Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary, Türkei, 2015

    October 22, 2015 - October 25, 2015

    EKOFILM Festival Brno, Tschechien, 2015

    December 03, 2015 - December 05, 2015

    International Festival of Film and Urbanism "86", Slavutych, Ukraine, 2015

    April 28, 2018 - May 03, 2015

  • Credits

    Protagonists

    Charles McCombie

    Marcos Buser

    Gregg Butler

    Neil Patterson

    Bruce McKirdy

    Russell Jim

    Steve Frishman

    Ian Zabarte

    David Pentz

    Wendell Weart

    Bob Forrest

    Wolfgang Ehmke

    Jacob Spangenberg

    Marie Berggren

    Johan Swahn

    Ju Wang

    Ba Gen Na  

    Written and directed by

    Edgar Hagen

    Director of photography

    Peter Indergand scs

    Sound

    Jean-Pierre Gerth

    Editing

    Paul-Michael Sedlacek, Edgar Hagen

    Original Music

    Tomek Kolczynski

    Dramaturgy

    Hercli Bundi

    Producer

    Hercli Bundi

    Associate Producer

    Vadim Jendreyko

    Production Manager

    Peter Zwierko

    Marketing and Outreach

    Susanne Guggenberger

    Animation

    Bruno Conti

    Online/DCP

    Andromeda, Zurich

    Direction and voice-over

    Daniel Howald

    Sounddesign and premix

    Daniel Almada

    Mixing

    Dominik Avenwedde

    Sound studio

    Basis Berlin  

    Production

    Mira Film GmbH

    In co-production with

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen / SRG SSR

    Editor SRF

    Urs Augstburger    

    Financially supported by

    Bundesamt für Kultur

    Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern, Schweiz

    Zürcher Filmstiftung

    Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia der Kantone Basel-Stadt und Basel-Landschaft

    Swisslos-Fonds des Kantons Aargau

    George Foundation

    Ernst Göhner Stiftung

    Gerold und Niklaus Schnitter-Fonds für Technikgeschichte an der ETH Zürich

    Succès Cinéma

    Succès Passage Antenne

    MEDIA Programme of the European Union