Let There Be Light


Let There Be Light (2017)



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A group of scientists are approaching the final steps of a machine decades in the making: an artificial star that could provide millions of years of clean energy. Are scientists about to crack nuclear fusion, or chasing a delusion? Directed by Mila Aung-Thwin (The Vote) and Van Royko (Kodeline), this feature-length documentary explores fusion research and how it may help solve the global energy crisis.

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Critic Reviews for Let There Be Light

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

What could have been a hectoring science lesson turns out to be more thrilling than any late-90s Keanu Reeves movie.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A futuristic energy source that could indefinitely supply the world's power requirements provides the backdrop for this absorbing documentary.

Mar 12, 2017 | Full Review…

... instead of a lecture, the film focuses on the people doing the science, mindful of the unexpected collisions that result when geniuses bounce off one another.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Aung-Thwin and Royko do a remarkable job juggling the reality of fusion research versus the dreams in Let There Be Light, never allowing either to overcome the other.

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie illustrates clearly that scientific subjects are not inherently hard to understand, and that the more people who make the effort to engage with such ideas, the more likely they are to materialize.

Aug 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[An] elegant, insightful and entertaining work of understated urgency.

Mar 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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