360° Science and Technology
Moscow 20-30 October
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
In this movie, Oscar-nominated iconic director Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with curiosity and imagination.
Special screening of the "Bugs" and a surprise party
The «Bugs» documentary will be presented by the director Andreas Johnsen and some of the main characters of the film.
Robert Epstein and Yuri Saprykin discussion: can search engines impact elections?
Discussion with Robert Epstein and Yuri Saprykin. Can such search engines like Google influence our decisions, actions, feelings as well as our votes in elections? Is it possible that such an effect occurs without our knowledge?
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs' image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died?
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Filmed over 211 days in nine countries on five continents over four years, 'This Changes Everything' is an epic attempt to re-imagine the cast challenge of climate change. Directed by prominent filmmaker Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein's international bestseller of the same name, the film shows seven powerful portraits of communities on the front line of the climate change battle: from Montana's Powder River Basin to Alberta Tar Sands, from the South Indian coast to Beijing.
Can a genetic test predict the future, and if so, what should we do with this information?
Is a genetic test capable of "predicting the future"? Is it safe to do self-treatment according to the analysis of the genome?
Swedish Theory of Love
Sweden is typically portrayed as having a perfectly organized society, in which everyone has equal opportunities for an independent existence. Half the population lives in single households, and more and more women are choosing for single motherhood through artificial insemination. Meanwhile, the number of people dying alone is constantly increasing.The film raises the fascinating question of why a life lived in such security and safety should turn out to be so unsatisfying.
A Boy’s dream
A portrait of a daring artist Theo Jansen, who is trying to add a new species to nature with his remarkable works of art, dubbed ‘beach animals’, constructed from plastic tubes. It took him 25 years to develop his creations, which move independently, powered by the wind, and as they move along the sea shore, so does the artist, delving deeper into his troubled past, and into his anxieties today. Theo carries out impressive tests on the beach every summer, travels to Japan and the US to share his work. But will he be able to convince the world to dream along with him?
‘Homo Sapiens’ is a film about finiteness and fragility of human existence and about the end of the industrial age – and last but not least, about what it means to be a human being now. A scary scenario coming true, the film shows empty spaces, ruins, cities covered with overwhelming vegetation, crumbling asphalt; everything we know, but without people. The film shows an abandoned and decaying world, gradually reclaimed by nature, answering the eerie question: what will remain of our lives after we’re gone? A science-fiction film and a documentary, contemporary and post-apocalyptic at the same time.