HOT DOCS 2017 Reviews: LET THERE BE LIGHT (Canada/France/Italy/Switzerland/USA 2017) ***

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let_there_be_light.jpgLet There Be Light follows the story of dedicated scientists working to build a small sun on Earth, which would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy for mankind. After decades of failed attempts, a massive push is now underway to crack the holy grail of energy.

Directors: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko
Writer: Mila Aung-Thwin

Review by Gilbert Seah

This documentary attempts to answer the question: Can mankind create a small sun on Earth? The purpose, to develop a clean, safe and unlimited power, has been an obsession for scientists and inventors for centuries, and an underlying preoccupation for society as a whole.

For decades, fusion has been delayed and thwarted by failure, miscalculation, fraud and politics. But today, fusion is being pursued with a renewed zeal.

The film explains the process of fusion, as simply as possible to…

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