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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Rob Moss & Peter Galison’s Containment

An integral part the fabric that makes up the documentary community, docu-helmer Rob Moss is two for two with documentaries preeming in Park City. And the 3-time lab advisor might make it 4 for 3 in 2015, if his toxic waste docu and Andrew James’ Street Fighting Man (for which he helped edit) make the cut. He broke out with 2003’s The Same River Twice (a film with a film river rafting experience that could be a speeded up version of the 7 Up-Series) and with fellow Harvard University prof Peter Galison tackled Pre-Edward Snowden era need for the government to protect truth with 2008’s Secrecy. Supported by the LEF Foundation, Containment see Moss and Galison vacation in an area just as threatening as Fukushima.

Gist: This is about the scientific, moral, and philosophical problems that surround the disposition of nuclear waste. Deep beneath Carlsbad, New Mexico, lies the world’s only licensed, operating radioactive waste site. Savior of the town? Bulwark against global warming? Or a nuclear gamble for 10,000 years?

Production Co./Producers: TBD.

Prediction: U.S. Documentary Competition.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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