InScience Film Festival

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From 16 to 19 March, InScience film festival will screen 55 of the most impressive science films currently available. The eighth edition of the festival is all about experiment. Thirteen films will be screened in the Netherlands for the first time, including the latest film by Werner Herzog. Ticket sales have started today!

The InScience festival program highlights current challenges, from climate crisis to virus pandemic and from trauma to transphobia. These are films that also explore solutions such as rewilding, neurotechnology, mass vaccines and groundbreaking medical science. Films that raise eyebrows. Films that celebrate wonder.

For example, InScience will screen Luminous, an intimate portrait of an astronomer at a small American university who makes a groundbreaking discovery. Rarely has a scientific experiment been served up as humanly as in this film. In Theatre of Thought, Werner Herzog, in his well-known eccentric way, delves deep into the world of modern neurotechnology in search of the philosophical, ethical and social consequences of scientific progress. The challenging film De Humani Corporis Fabrica opens up the human body on the big screen, using microcameras that reach places in our body that could not be captured before. The Awesome Algae program delves deep into the extraordinary world of algae and their influence on our planet and our future, in two short films.

InScience also screens some film classics within the theme program experiment, such as The Fly, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and, a feast for both young and old, Back to the Future.

Each film screening becomes a unique experience through the Talks in which filmmakers, top scientists and leading thinkers further explore the films: in lectures or discussions, workshops, performances and role plays. This year’s Big Ideas lecture will be given by cyborg artist Neil Harbisson – known as the man with the antenna in his skull that can hear colors with it. As a living experiment, on March 17 he will broaden our understanding of what a human being is and can become.

Special locations
InScience can not only be experienced in LUX this year. There are also unique film screenings at special locations. The festival will open in the Vereeniging, with a special program around experimental film and a live soundtrack. In POST, Geographies of Solitude will be screened, followed by a workshop film developing in organic material. Pleistocene Park is shown in the natural history museum De Bastei, in collaboration with the literary festival Wintertuin. After the screening, a conversation about rewilding takes place between the colossal mammoth teeth with a performance by a writer, on the theme of solastalgia – the feeling of losing a home. In Triavium Schaatsbaan we invite visitors to come and see Into the Ice, with a Talk by a polar researcher from Radboud University. Hot chocolate included!

Visitors can also participate in the experiment themselves in all sorts of ways. For example, scientific data is being collected for a special experiment in collaboration with Radboudumc and the Stevensloop, and we invite our visitors to participate in research in the Mariënburg library that focuses on scientific imagination. There is a special junior program for younger visitors, with film screenings and an experimental walk through Nijmegen’s city centre.

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