InScience Film Festival

InScience On Tour in Tilburg

In collaboration with Cinecitta en Studium Generale Tilburg, we are proud to present the second InScience On Tour edition in Tilburg. The program is introduced by an expert and after the film, there is an opportunity for discussion. InScience On Tour in Tilburg takes place on 11 December.

In Silico

Saturday 11 December / 11:00 

In 2009 the highly ambitious Human Brain Project was announced by Henry Markram, resulting in a lot of publicity and attention. This extremely expensive project was aimed at developing a complete computer simulation of the human brain, within ten years. Director Noah Hutton was granted full access to everything that happened from the start and has managed to relentlessly capture what it was like to work on a project where there was a lot at stake – maybe even too much. In Silico immerses the viewer in the world of scientific top sport, multimillion-dollar investments, enormous egos, and even grander ambitions.

By the Throat

Saturday 11 December / 13:45

Identity: we construct it from our origins, our looks, our passports, or from what we consume. A more subtle form of revealing ourselves is through our pronunciation. The way in which we pronounce words has been used to separate friend from foe since language originated. The surprising documentary By the Throat explores our vocal limits through science, technology, cultural prejudices, and politics.

Citizen Nobel

Saturday 11 December / 13:45

Citizen Nobel is an inspiring portrait of Jacques Dubochet, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017. As a physicist that was previously virtually unknown, how should he react to his unforeseen fame? What are the possibilities of the fact that his voice is suddenly heard by all? In his old age, he decides to reinvent himself to become a key figure in the battle against climate change. His secret? A lust for life.

Hysterical Girl

Saturday 11 December / 15:45

Of Sigmund Freud’s five major case studies, only one was a woman: Dora. In this combination of fiction and documentary, this ‘hysterical woman’ tells her own story and makes short work of patriarchal dominance in the history of psychiatry.

Shorts: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Saturday 11 December / 15:45

It is every scientist’s biggest fear: getting it totally wrong. This is true especially for scientists that research people’s psyche and behavior. In these four short films, we see the consequences of wrong conclusions in science, in both serious and comical ways. But these films also show that it’s always possible to correct mistakes and to keep growing in understanding your surroundings and fellow human beings.

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