Vedere la Scienza Festival

International Scientific TV, Film and AV Media Festival

Milano   30/3/2009 - 5/4/2009

Spazio Oberdan, viale Vittorio Veneto 2 - Milano

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Provincia di Milano
Settore Cultura

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Dipartimento di Fisica

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Associazione Italia-Russia

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The 2009 edition of Vedere la Scienza Festival took place in Milan from the 30th of March to the 5th of April.
As in the past editions the festival programme embraces every scientific fields (physics, mathematics, chemistry, life sciences, natural sciences, …) but the accent has been put on astronomical and biological issues related to the important 2009 anniversaries. 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and also sees the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species”.

This is why also the evening programme with films from the history of the cinema will deal with Galileo and Darwin, astronomy and evolution.
Films and documentaries with (*) are participating to the competition.

PROGRAMME

VEDERE LA SCIENZA FESTIVAL 2009

Milan, Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2

MONDAY 30th March 2009

9:30-12:00
OPENING CEREMONY
- The Darwin bicentennial, journey among the species and the human history
- Institutional greetings, opening of the Festival and Award Ceremony of the 2008 Edition
*There's Something About Species
(France, 2008, 82 min)
With Pietro Greco, scientific journalist on “The bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin”
Discussion and conclusions


14:30-17:00
POLLUTION
: ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

*Eco-Crimes: Ozone Killers
(Germany, 2008, 52 min)
*Men in Danger
(France, 2007, 55 min)
*A Boiling Sea - Memories from the Mediterranean Sea
(Italy, 2008, 40 min)

17:00-19:10
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: FROM THE SEA TO THE UNIVERS

*Shark Nicole
(New Zealand, 2008, 50 min)
*Blast!
(USA, 2008, 74 min)

TUESDAY 31st March 2009

10:00-12:00
MATHEMATICS/COSMOLOGY

*The Spell of the Poincaré Conjecture
(Japan, 2008, 59 min)
*Incredible Journey
(Great Britain, 2008, 21 min)

14:30-16:20
NEUROSCIENCES AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

*The Hidden Face of Fear
(Italy, 2008, 52 min)
*Staminal Cells: Lifesavers fot the Future?
(Germany, 2008, 43 min)
*The Good Heart Attack
(Great Britain, 2008, 6 min 30 sec)

16:40-17:55
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

*Battling the Superbugs
(Germany, 2008, 43 min)
*It's My Voice!
(Belgium, 2007, 27 min)

WEDNESDAY 1st April 2009

10:00-12:00
HISTORY OF SCIENCE/INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY

*The Moving Earth
(Denmark, 2008, 52 min)
*The Ingredients for Life
(Europe, 2008, 32 min)
*Chemistry of Smelting
(Mexico, 2007, 7 min)

14:30-17:00
GREAT SCIENTIFIC ADVENTURES

*Absolute Zero - The Conquest of Cold
(USA, 2007, 52 min)
*Tara, Journey to the Heart of the Climate Machine
(France, 93 min)

17:00-19:00
ROBOTICS AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE

*Ciao Robot. The Birth of Roboethics
(Italy, 2008, 53 min)
*Hidden Harmonies. Federigo Enriques in the Culture of Europe
(Italy, 2008, 60 min)

21:15

The film:
Planet of the Apes
(by F. Schaffner, 1968, 112 min)

THURSDAY 2nd April 2009

10:00-12:00
BIOLOGY

*The Antibiotics Adventure - Birth of an Empire
(France, 2008, 52 min)
*D-Darwin Rap
(Italy, 2007/2008, 4 min 40 sec)
*Light Attack
(Belgium, 2007, 19 min)

ORE 15:00-17:00
SCIENCE ON CLICK! A WORKSHOP ON SCIENTIFIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Young students present their scientific images taken with a digital camera. Scientific and aesthetical discussion with experts from the University of Milan and Scienza under 18.

17:15-18:35
SCIENCES OF NATURE


*Four Wings and a Prayer
(France, 2007, 80 min)

19:00-20:30
CLIMATE CHANGES

*Changing Climate, Changing Times
(France, 2007, 90 min)

21:15

The film:
Destination Moon
(by I. Pichel, 1950, 91 min)

FRIDAY 3rd April 2009

10:00-12:15
MATHEMATICS FOR BIOLOGY AND ASTROPHYSICS

*Hunting the Hidden Dimension
(USA, 2008, 57 min)
*Journey to the Heart of a Black Hole
(France, 2008, 38 min)

14:30-16:45
FRONTIERES IN PHYSICS: FROM CERN TO SPACE TRANSPORTATION, and a show on Alfred Nobel

*Incredible Journey
(Great Britain, 2008, 21 min)
*Collisions
(France, 2008, 55 min)
*Space Transportation: an ATV perspective
(Europe, 2008, 32 min)
*Life, Love and Paris - An Interview With Mr Nobel
(Sweden, 2008, 17 min)

17:00-18:45
SPECIAL SESSION: GARBAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

*Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home
(Canada, 2007, 77 min)

19:00

The documentary-film:
Darwin
(by P. Greenaway, 1993, 53 min)

21:15

The film:
A Zed and Two Noughts
(by P. Greenaway, 1993, 53 min)

SATURDAY 4th April 2009

10:00-12:15
SPECIAL SESSION ON ITALIA ASTRONOMY

Margherita Hack. The Long Century
(Italy, 2007, 52 min)

15:00-16:55
THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY. GREAT DISCOVERIES, GREAT RESEARCHES

*Eyes on the Skies
(Germany, 2008, 60 min)
*Science Suisse - The Quest for Other Worlds: Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz
(Switzerland, 2008, 12 min)
*Journey to the Heart of a Black Hole
(France, 2008, 38 min)

17:00

The film:
The Cosmic Journey
(by V. Zuravlev, 1935, 68 min)
With Gian Piero Piretto, Professor of Russian Culture, Università degli Studi di Milano

19:00

The film:
Frau im Mond
(by F. Lang, 1928, 120 min)
With piano accompaniment by Francesca Badalini

21:15

The film:
2001: A Space Odyssey
(by S. Kubrick, 1968, 141 min)

SUNDAY 5th April 2009

11:00-13:00
SPECIAL SESSION

*Hear and Now
(USA, 2007, 84 min)

15:00-16:55

*A Precious Envelope for Budding Scientists
(France, 2008, 16 min)

The film:
Wall-E
(by A. Stanton, 2008, 97 min)

17:00-20:00
SPECIAL SESSION ON GALILEO

The film:
Galileo
(by J. Losey, 1974, 143 min)

21:15

The film:
Inherit The Wind
(by S. Kramer, 1960, 123 min)

* Films and documentaries in competition

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