Films are drawn from the classes the Idea of the Cell, Vision to Visual, and Docufiction.
The Origin of Eukaryotes | Benny Lu | 2014 | UAE | 6 min
Recombinant DNA and hybridization illustrated.
Do You See What I See? | Eduardo Campillo | 2014 | UAE | 4 min
A walk though a day in the life of Pablo. Pablo, a college sophomore, suffers from developmental prosopagnosia, a brain defect that impedes him from processing and recognizing faces properly.
A Fly Called Fig | Samuel Ridgeway | UAE | 4 min
Fig is different from other fruit flies, though he won’t know until metamorphosis. This is his story.
Abu Dhabi | Mira Santos | 2014 | UAE | 6 min
A curious girl documents the lives of a marginalized group of gazelles on the Saadiyat Island Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, a city discovered through a gazelle and whose name translates into “rich in gazelles” in Arabic.
Kunstkammer | Christine Hristova | 2014 | UAE | 4 min
Kunstkammer, or ‘cabinet of curiosities’, refers to collections of unusual objects assembled during the Renaissance. This short film acts as a Kunstkammer, and it aims to make the viewers conscious of how they perceive artworks.
Blindness 2 Sight | Allen Magnusson | 2014 | UAE | 4 min
New technology restores partial vision to the blind.
Speak | Evgeny Zverev | 2014 | UAE | 6 min
During a Transient Ischemic Attack, blood flow becomes blocked and neurological function is disrupted. The effects can be startling, though temporary.
Recycle | Dia Lautenschlager | 2014 | UAE | 4 min
The haunting images of memory and video diary.
Video Ergo Sum | Karolina Anna Uchman | 2014 | UAE | 3 min
A traumatic experience leads to a search for the workings of the eye, in actuality and in metaphor.
Sequence of Life | Shakhbout Al Kaabi | 2014 | UAE | 5 min
Anxiety, lifespan, and the shortening of the telomere.
Chococell | Sasha Gurskaya | 2014 | UAE | 5 min
The neuropharmacology of chocolate.
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This shorts program will be followed by a Q & A with student filmmakers and a presentation of films from the BRAINSTORM project.
BRAINSTORM is a short filmmaking competition which encourages kids to explore their creativity and scientific ideas through narrative film. High school students from the United Arab Emirates will make films using mobile phones around the prompt WHERE LANDS MEETS WATER. The idea is to explore through visual narratives ways in which our lives in the UAE are the crossroads of land and water.
Imagine Science Film Festival is presented in partnership with NYUAD Institute