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Let There Be Light

This screening took place on
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

In the south of France, scientists from 37 countries are building the most complex machine ever attempted: an artificial sun. If they get it right it will illuminate the way to produce clean, cheap, abundant energy for millions of years. If they fail, it will be one of the biggest scientific failures of all time. Nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of energy for many decades now. It’s the process that drives stars, the ultimate source of energy in the universe. Let There Be Light chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make it work. DIR. Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko, 2017, QC, 80 MIN Director/ Producer Mila Aung-Thwin in attendance. The film is preceded by Winnipeg/ Montreal director Matthew Rankin's short, The Tesla World Light, in which visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying 8 minute film is a spectacular burst of image and sound that draws as much from the tradition of avant-garde cinema as it does from animated documentary. DIR. Matthew Rankin, 2017, QC, 8 MIN

THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT (Trailer) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

LET THERE BE LIGHT TRAILER from EyeSteelFilm Distribution on Vimeo.

  • Directed by Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko (Let There Be Light), Rankin (Tesla)
  • 2017, Quebec
  • 88 minutes

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