Boom was shot in Kittilä in northern Finland, in a ‘lunar landscape’ on top of a hill where the Finnish armed forces annually disposes of expired explosives. Calculations show that detonation is the least expensive method of disposal. During a weeklong camp a total of 1.2 million kg of explosives are destroyed. The explosion safety area is seven kilometres. The explosion produces a mushroom cloud that reaches up to the lowers clouds and creates a crater about ten metres deep and thirty metres across.
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English title / Waste no.3 Boom
Original title / Waste no.3 Boom
Keywords / science, landscape, wastes
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary, documentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:17:00
Language / Finnish
Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2017
Cast / Marko Luukkonen (Cinematographer), Matti Ahopelto (Composer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Okku Nuutilainen (Editor), YLE / - (Funder), Finnish Film Foundation SES / - (Funder), Kirkon Mediasäätiö / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Jan Ijäs (Author), Svante Colérus (Sound Design)