Amazing Discoveries: Inventing Tomorrow
On November 4 and 5 InScience Amazing Discoveries will take place, with the seven most beautiful and astonishing films in the history of InScience. In the coming weeks, we will present these unforgettable films to you, with the invitation to come and see them as you should: in the cinema with the lights off, your eyes glued to the silver screen.
In the documentary Inventing Tomorrow, we follow six teenagers as they prepare for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest science competition for high schools. They have come up with ingenious solutions to pressing environmental problems in their local environment, and they compete with their peers to make the world a better place. Among these ideas we find a cheap filter system to filter lead from the water around Indonesian tin mines, photocatalytic paint to neutralize air pollution in Monterrey (Mexico) and an app to monitor water quality in Bangalore (India), where many lakes are so polluted that they even burst into flames.
The list of current documentaries about serious environmental problems and the climate crisis is long, but Inventing Tomorrow stands out as a film that dares to look to the future with hope, full of heartwarming stories about tomorrow’s solutions.
Be inspired by this documentary, and by the Talk after this screening. Here, groups of HAN students present their innovative solutions to pressing current problems, such as cars that run on hydrogen and city benches that provide cooling against heat stress.