films. Archive 2011
Россия, 2011, 14 min,
Director: Юрий Морозов
France, 2009, 10 min,
Director: Yannick Mahe
An animated film about how inherently curious Charles Darwin takes off for an around-the-world journey with a goal to explore the nature and natural phenomena. Back then, he did not even suspect that this journey would become the beginning of a sensational scientific discovery.
France, 2010, 6 min,
Director: Dennis Verbeek
A short animated film about how a medical drug acts upon the object of treatment and what doctors are guided by when prescribing one or another medication.
Director: Rebecca Pine
An Eyeful of Sound is an animated documentary about audio-visual synaesthesia, which describes a joining together of sensations that are normally experienced separately. Synaesthetic people may experience tastes, colors, shapes, smells, or touches in tandem with almost any of their other senses.
Spain, UK, 2008, 17 min,
Director: Tom Musto
Introduction to the complex world of Nano-science. What is nano and how can nano-technology change our future?
France, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, 2010, 52 min,
Director: Laure Delesalle
Нидерланды, 2009, 54 min,
Director: Ханни Ван Ден Берг, Ян Ван Ден Берг
Denmark, 2009, 57 min,
Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
UK, Brazil, 2010,
Director: José Padilha
Canada, USA, France, Germany, UK, 2010, 90 min,
Director: Werner Herzog
UK, Spain, Germany, USA, Switzerland, France, China, Hong Kong, 2010, 78 min,
Director: Norberto Lopez Amado & Carlos Carcas
The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the largest building in the world Beijing Airport, the Reichstag, the Hearst Building in New York and works such as the tallest bridge ever in Millau France. In the very near future, the majority of mankind will abandon the countryside and live entirely in cities. Foster offers some striking solutions to the problems that this historic event will create.
Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, 2010, 75 min,
Director: Michael Madsen
Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage, which is vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock - a huge system of underground tunnels - that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
USA, 2010, 93 min,
Director: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock
Freakonomics is a screen adaptation of a like-named book by economist Stephen D. Levitt and journalist Steven J. Dubner. It’s a collection of unusual research demystifying some specifics of economics and allowing us to understand people’s behavior. While classic economics gives answers to questions “for whom?” and “how?”, freakonomics wonders “why?”. The film consists of several parts made by six different directors. In each part the author will explore hidden parts of the ordinary.
USA, 2010, 100 min,
Director: Jason Spingarn-Koff
The film tells us about people whose lives were drastically changed by the influence of the virtual space. Relationships with people around, feeling oneself as part of the real world and, finally, the very sense of reality have suffered severe changes under the influence of The Second Life program. Life 2.0 has stories of people living the second, virtual life, who have practically lost the connection with the present.
Germany, 2009, 90 min,
Director: Jens Schanze
USA, 2009, 89 min,
Director: Paul Crowder