• Lead Artists

    Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, Masi Tiitta

  • Finland-Latvia 2021. 12min

  • Language


Where to watch

6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street

6 to 17 October, virtually at The Expanse, available for free internationally

An allegory of the absurdity of humanity’s engagement with nuclear power and comprising a 360-degree film, 2D video installation and physical sculpture, this art work by the artist collective HNV adopts a unique perspective on the nuclear industry. We are presented with footage of radioactive waste being deposited in labyrinthine tunnels deep underground. Film shows how the post-Second World War US government employed effective propaganda to downplay the devastating power of the toxic material. And evidence reveals how the thermal warmth of nuclear power plants is utilised in the production of grapes for winemaking. Original film footage of the nuclear waste repository in Onkalo, Finland is used by the artists to celebrate what they describe as ‘the worlds’ longest funeral’. This triptych has been newly edited for an exclusive world premiere at LFF Expanded.

Ulrich Schrauth

  • Directors-Writers

    Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, Masi Tiitta

  • Voice-over

    Sophia Heikkilä

  • Dancer

    Mira Kautto

  • Technical Production


  • Editor

    Ernest Protasiewicz

  • Sound Designer

    Lassi Kähärä

  • Voice-over Recording

    Artlab Studio, Tuomas Skopa, Ville Liukkonen

  • Producers

    Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, Masi Tiitta, Baltic Circle, Kunstventures

  • The work has been filmed in the facilities of Posiva, VTT and Sotkamo Silver.

    The work uses filmed footage by Posiva Solutions with permission.

  • Concept and Script

    HNV Collective

  • Sound Design

    Robert Hefner

  • Editor

    Ernest Protasiewicz

  • Cinematography

    HNV Collective, Jonatan Sundström, Ernest Protasiewicz

  • Lighting Technician

    Lauri Tuura/Valofirma

  • Make Up

    Riikka Virtanen

  • With Anni Harjunpää, Emil Aliyev, Venla Leino, Saara Kujala, Vilma Nikkarinen, Erik Brücken, Jouni Heino

You may also enjoy

Missing Pictures: Tsai Ming-Liang

The VR series finds one of Taiwan’s most acclaimed filmmakers journeying into his childhood dreams.

Read more


This immersive film project makes us aware of how closely modern forms of economic enslavement compare with earlier forms that ‘civilised’ society claims to have cast aside.

Read more

A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami

Step into the wartime diary of a young Japanese-American teenager as he describes his internment during the Second World War, due to his ethnic background.

Read more