Let There Be Light

by Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko International Documentary Film / Competition

In what way might it be possible to harness the almost unlimited energy of the stars for use on earth? This is a question that ITER, the world’s largest international scientific collaboration project is about to examine. In the southern French countryside, a group of dedicated scientists from 37 countries around the world are building an artificial star on Earth. If it works, it can lead the way to perpetual, cheap, clean energy for all mankind. If it fails, it will be one of the biggest scientific and political blunders of all time. Meanwhile, maverick inventors in garages are also trying to unlock nuclear fusion, but for a fraction of the cost. How close are we to achieving the holy grail of energy? Canadian filmmakers Van Royko and Mila Aung-Thwin’s highly instructive and entertaining documentary offers profound insight into one of the most fascinating energy policy research projects of our time and highlights the complicated processes behind running such a huge project as ITER.


  • Genre: DOC: Technology & Economics
  • Country, Year: Canada, 2017
  • Runtime: 80 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Directors: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko
  • Cast: Mark Henderson, Michel Laberge, Eric Lerner
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  • Screenplay: Mila Aung-Thwin, Bob Moore
  • Cinematography: Van Royko
  • Editors: Mila Aung-Thwin, Gilda Pourjabar
  • Music: Trevor Anderson
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  • Producers: Mila Aung-Thwin, Bob Moore
  • Executive Producer: Daniel Cross
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  • Production Company: EyeSteelFilm
  • World Sales: Cat & Docs
  • fusion.film/LTBL
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