AAAS Science and Film Showcase
Meet the scientists and filmmakers behind five award-winning science films at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2016 Science Film Showcase. The event features clips from each film, conversation with the filmmakers and scientists, and audience questions.
In the near future, in a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.
A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
At the Fork
An omnivore grapples with the moral aspects of farming animals for food and explores what goes on at a large-scale American farm.
How to Build a Time Machine
Two men pursue lifelong fantasies in very different ways, both inspired by H.G. Wells' classic novel The Time Machine.
Physicist and chemist Marie Curie struggles for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th-century France.
Before the Flood
A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.
Call of the Forest
A documentary about scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger, who believes that the enchantment and restoration of the global forest provide can provide answers to climate change and other modern dilemmas.
The Girl with All the Gifts
In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the past, present, and future of the Internet and how it affects human interaction and modern society.
A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the US and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.
A coming-of-age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship, and brotherhood.
The Destruction of Memory
The war against culture, and the battle to save it.
Will eating insects save our Earth? A chef and a food lab researcher go globe-trotting to investigate edible insects.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
A true story based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Professor G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite the latter’s lack of formal training and education.
One Big Home
A carpenter on Martha's Vineyard takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera to document—and fight—the incursion of massive seasonal homes that is changing the face of his island.
A documentary examining the capture and counting of ballots in elections in the United States.
The Modern Jungle
Tradition clashes with contemporary culture in a village in the Mexican jungle.
Baseball legends and scientists explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.
When a programmer is hired to create the ideal personality for an automated call center, his attempts to quantify what it means to be human throws his life into chaos.
Embrace of the Serpent
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond
The story of a woman whose paradigm-changing research helped launch modern neuroscience and redefined our understanding of the brain.
Evolution of Organic
A look at the history of organic agriculture, and its future.
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.