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Award winning film ‘Into Eternity’ featured March 27

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River will host another conversation film series Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. with the award winning film “Into Eternity.”

The film will be followed by a discussion panel of local experts.

“Into Eternity” is the first feature documentary to explore the scientific and philosophical questions surrounding long-term nuclear waste storage.

Structured as a message to future generations, the film focuses on the Onkalo waste repository now under construction in Finland, one of the first underground storage facilities. Onkalo is a gigantic network of tunnels being carved out of bedrock that will start receiving Finland’s nuclear waste in 2020. Once the repository is full, in about 100 years, it will be closed and hopefully remain sealed for at least 100,000 years.

With its stark, stylistic approach, “Into Eternity” not only raises questions about the possibility of long-term nuclear waste storage, but also invites reflection on the limits of science and human knowledge, along with our responsibility to future generations.

Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. This film is not rated. Runtime is 75 minutes. Join us for this powerful film and important discussion.

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