Founded in 1934, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Sloan's program in Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics supports various media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology to reach a wide, non-specialized audience. Watch award-winning Sloan short films here.
In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect of her husband's murder.
A Birder's Guide to Everything
Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy takes an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor Beth.
Adventures of a Mathematician
Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam helps create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.
In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection, and loss after their A.I. helper unexpectedly breaks down.
In Roman Egypt toward the end of the fourth century AD, a slave turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of finding freedom while also falling in love with his master, the great female astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria.
Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar System, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
A scientist creates genetically modified rice and is sent India to sell it to rural farmers.
Beneath Hill 60
In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.
The story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
This documentary reveals the Hedy Lamarr hidden behind the famously beautiful Hollywood star's glamorous image: a technological trailblazer whose inventions form the basis of modern WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth systems.
An exploration of the implications of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that racial bias is written into the code of facial recognition algorithms.
A 1980s-set story centered around a man-versus-machine chess tournament.
Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.
Decoding Annie Parker
Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease, and comedy: the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
Don't Look Up
Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with one of his creations in the days after the dot-com boom.
A troubled teen is sent to live with his estranged father, a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park. During his time there, he develops an unusual affinity with and passion for the wolves in a local pack.
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.
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
Father of the Cyborgs
A neurologist known as "the father of cyborgs" confronts the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where human brains and technology combine.
The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.