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Let There Be Light Rated 15

Let There Be Light

Dir. Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko. Canada/France/Italy/Switzerland/USA, 2017. 1h 20m. Starring Bernard Bigot, Alessandro Bonito-Oliva, Sibylle Günter, Mark Henderson, Michel Laberge.

Clean, safe and unlimited power has been an obsession for scientists and inventors for centuries, and an underlying preoccupation for our society as a whole. Since the 1940s, when we first understood how the sun creates energy, nuclear fusion has been energy’s holy grail. Today, fusion is being pursued with a renewed zeal, mostly because we’ve never needed it as we do now. 37 countries are currently collaborating to build the biggest experiment ever, in order to prove that fusion is viable. This award-winning documentary chronicles the work of passionate scientists who are trying to make it work.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session featuring fusion researchers, chaired by the organisers of the Oxford Science & Ideas Festival.