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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.

House of Sand

House of Sand

In 1910, a woman is taken along with her mother to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.

Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Primer

Primer

Four friends and fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Kinsey

Kinsey

A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

Madness and Genius

Madness and Genius

Despite his near-photographic memory, Jordan is failing college, so he decides to steal the ideas of his professor, a brilliant thinker turned recluse with a dark past. 

Dopamine

Dopamine

A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with one of his creations in the days after the dot-com boom.

Enigma

Enigma

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

Songcatcher

Songcatcher

A musicologist travels to Appalachia and makes the discovery of a lifetime.