Waste no.3 Boom

Ijäs Jan

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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Waste no.3 Boom
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Jan Ijäs (Author), Marko Luukkonen (Cinematographer), Matti Ahopelto (Composer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Okku Nuutilainen (Editor), Jan Ijäs (Script), Svante Colérus (Sound Design), AVEK (Funder), Kirkon mediasäätiö (Funder), Suomen elokuvasäätiö (Funder), Yleisradio Oy (Funder), Atalante Oy (Production Company)
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Jan Ijäs

Born: 1975

Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.

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