A surreal vision of the digitized, quantified world, drifting from internet innovators to sterile data centers, as poetically narrated by the internet itself. An experimental documentary, the film features interviews with digital luminaries such as computer pioneer Gordon Bell, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Director of Engineering at Google Ray Kurzweil, among others. ‘In Limbo’ is Antoine Viviani’s poetic exploration of our digital age – an age in which we are building a digital universe that will outlive us.
85 min / Antoine Viviani / France / 2016
A Q&A with Director Antoine Viviani will follow.
The film will be preceded by two shorts about other data systems:
Quantum Fluctuations (2 min / Markos Kay / UK / 2016)
In Quantum Fluctuations, particle simulations are used to visualize the distinct micro-events that occur in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during a proton collision. Made as a series of conceptual experiments, the film aims to show the complexity and abstract nature of these unobservable aspects of the world that create concrete reality.
The Researcher’s Article (7 min / Charlotte Arene / France / 2015)
How do scientists publish their discoveries? From first idea to publication, this film takes you through the long, painstaking, but ultimately elating process of a discovery in physics.
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HONEY RAIN & DUST
86 min / Nujoom Alghanem / UAE / 2016
Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb are amongst the best known honey specialists in the northern parts of the UAE. Ghareeb has established a bee sanctuary a top of one of the mountains, while Fatima and Aisha prefer to roam the mountains. Meanwhile, the bees are coping with climate change and survival challenges. While integral to the lives of Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb, the bees may not be able to continue providing for long. ALSO: Post-screening Discussion
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
101 min / Otto Bell / USA / 2016
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunger, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.
ESCAPE FROM EARTH
Both scientific discussion and science action have long considered that humanity’s future may lie beyond the Earth. In these films, disastrous conditions on the ground are juxtaposed against the chance to leave for space.
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
How does the inside reflect the outside? Self, image, identity, and physiology exist in complex relationships across the membrane of our skin.