Waste no.3 Boom

Jan Ijäs

Finland / 2017 / 17' / Italian premiere


Boom was shot in Kittilä in northern Finland, in a lunar landscape at the top of a hill where the Finnish armed forces dispose of expired explosives each year. Calculations show that detonation is the least expensive method of disposal and during a week­ long camp a total of 1.2 million kg of explosives are destroyed. The explosion safety zone covers an area of seven kilometres. The explosion produces a mushroom cloud that reaches up to the lower clouds and creates a crater around ten metres deep and thirty metres across.

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Jan Ijäs

A filmmaker and media artist, he lives and works in Helsinki. His work involves an alternation of documentary, fiction and experimental works and he is constantly looking for extreme and demanding situations. His films have been screened at festivals all over the world.


Language: Finnish

Subtitles: Italian, English

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