Let There Be Light


Is it possible to create an artificial sun? In the south of France, the world’s most brilliant scientists join efforts to develop the most important fusion reactor in history. The ITER project (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) involves 35 different countries, amongst them the USA, Russia, China, and Japan. ‘Iter’ means path in Latin. The goal of the project is to imitate the stars’ nuclear reactions to obtain a source of unlimited clean energy, free of any carbon emissions.

An epic journey through the mysteries of nuclear fusion with the testimony of experts who have devoted their lives to studying a source of energy that could change the course of humanity.


Mila Aung-Thwin, a two-time Emmy winner,  was named as one of Playback magazine’s “NEXT 25” list as an emerging producer/director. He is co-founder and co-owner of EyeSteelFilm, a documentary film and interactive media company that is dedicated to bringing social and political change through cinematic expression. EyeSteelFilm was named to Realscreen magazine’s “Global 100” list of top non-fiction companies in the world in the past few years. Mila served as the President of Montreal’s International Documentary film festival, RIDM

Van Royko is a filmmaker and director of photography from Montreal. He is best known for his award-winning cinematography for the feature documentaries Monsoon and Koneline. With these films among others, Van has consistently employed an expanded vision of cinematography, using novel technologies and aesthetic techniques to tell truly cinematic stories.

Let There Be Light | Edition 2017, Festival, Special Sessions

Let There Be Light

Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko

Canada (2017)



Language: English


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