Cern or the Factory for the Absolute

Directed by Jan V Sacher
Release date: 2010 / Documentary film
Name of ProjectCern or the Factory for the Absolute
DirectorJan V Sacher
GenreDocumentary film
Release date2010
ProducerKarla Stojáková
DoPAdam Ol´ha, Jan V Sacher
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CERN or The Factory For the Absolute is a documentary film about the Large Hadron Collider in the world (LHC), which is located under the French – Swiss border. With the help of this accelerator the scientists want to simulate the situation shortly after the so called Big Bang. As a result they hope to get basic information about the structure of mass and get to know the last secrets of the universe. On the background of the first LHC beam injection in September 2008, we take a closer look at many serious questions to be explored. At first, the historical introduction of the CERN institution, explanation of the experiments and their expected results and introduce the technological severity of the project. Of course we also discuss the question of possible risks of these activities that are reigned by human hybris. This unique documentary film is Jan V. Sacher’s Thesis film from the documentary department at Pragues’ FAMU.