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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.
For decades, fusion has been delayed and thwarted by failure, miscalculation, fraud and politics. It has been maddeningly always just out of reach, which seems to make people obsess over it all the more. “Fusion is the energy of the future… and always will be,” goes one old joke.
But today, fusion is being pursued with a renewed zeal, mostly because we’ve never needed it like we do now. 37 countries are currently collaborating to build the biggest experiment ever, in order to prove that fusion is viable. Will we finally succeed, or will the project collapse under its own massive complexity? The film chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make it work.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MILA AUNG-THWIN
CO-DIRECTED BY VAN ROYKO
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY VAN ROYKO
EDITORS MILA AUNG-THWIN & GILDA POURJABAR
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY TREVOR ANDERSON
ANIMATION BY E*D FILMS
LINE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH
RESEARCH AND RIGHTS SUPERVISOR EDMUND DUFF
SOUND DESIGN/RE-RECORDING MIXER CORY RIZOS, CAS
SOUND DESIGN KYLE STANFIELD
COLOURIST ALAIN OMER DURANCEAU
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR VICTOR SANDRASAGRA
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DANIEL CROSS
PRODUCED BY BOB MOORE & MILA AUNG-THWIN