The Age of Aluminium
Light and resistant to rust – aluminium is a substance that simplifies people’s lives all over the world. In the industrial processing the metal has a rapidly growing demand and the resources seem inexhaustible. The dark and dangerous side are the ravages during mining of bauxite, toxic slag and an extremely large power consumption in the melt. Processed in deodorants and medicines aluminum is suspected to foster cancer, allergies and Alzheimer. This startling documentary “The age of Aluminium” sets out to search for traces of a metal which was still unknown 120 years ago and determines our civilization today.