BOOM is an independent episode from a series of films entitled WASTE. It depicts a patch of wilderness in Kittilä, where the Finnish Army has since 1989 detonated mines, grenades and bombs. The task is put to seasoned military professionals, to whom it has become a routine and presented as a necessity in a country not involved in wars. Calculations show that detonation is the least expensive method of disposal. However, in many countries, similar methods in destroying explosives are forbidden. Ijäs’s film does not glorify or bemoan, but presents the act of detonation as a systematic task.