InScience Film Festival

Announcing the first films of InScience 2020

Dive deep into the world of science and explore the future with films that take you to the depths of your brain, expose you to experimental algorithms and immerse you in wondrous ecosystems! These are our first titles:

The Edge of All We Know

Peter L. Galison | Documentary | US | 2020 | 99 min

Wednesday 10 April 2019 will go down in history as the day the first photo of a black hole was presented to the world. The Event Horizon Telescope project had achieved what was thought to be impossible. Years of dedication by a network of global scientists that included Stephen Hawking had paid off and the results were incredible. The Edge of All We Know is a tribute to the scientists who pushed past the limits of what we see and what we know to achieve the impossible.

Picture a Scientist

Ian Cheney & Sharon Shattuck | Documentary | US | 2020 | 97 min

Picture a scientist. What do you see? Chances are it’s not a woman. An important reason for this is that women aren’t always given the same opportunities or the same respect in science as their male colleagues. Picture a Scientist follows three female researchers as they face sexism, intimidation, and institutional discrimination in the academic field. Against the current and with a deep love for their profession, these women are committed to revolutionising the culture of science.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Ric Burns | Documentary | US | 2019 | 90 min

This intimate documentary tells the story of one of the most famous neuroscientists in modern history: Oliver Sacks. This is a personal story of his struggles with addiction, homophobia, and his attempts at gaining acceptance for his unconventional scientific theories. Follow him on a journey to self-discovery fraught with obstacles.

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