Vedere la Scienza Festival

International Scientific TV, Film and AV Media Festival

Milano   22/3/2010 - 28/3/2010

Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto 2 - 20121 Milano

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The 2010 edition of Vedere la Scienza Festival, International Film, Video and Documentary Festival, will take place in Milan from the 22nd to the 28th of March.

As usual the Festival Programme embraces every scientific fields (astrophysics and cosmology, life sciences, natural sciences, chemistry, environment and climate, history of science, environment and energetic resources, …). As 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity the 2010 edition of the Festival will devote a special session to BIODIVERSITY.

All the Festival sessions are open to the public, journalist, experts, students; the admittance is free.
Morning sessions (monday to friday) are reserved to schools.

 

Info: vederelascienza@unimi.it

 

PROGRAMME

 

VEDERE LA SCIENZA FESTIVAL 2010

Milan, Spazio Oberdan, 22nd-28th March 2010
Viale Vittorio Veneto 2 (Porta Venezia)

FREE ADMITTANCE

Vedere la Scienza Festival is composed by a Competition and a Show of historic and recent titles not in competition.
The Competition (Festival, morning and afternoon sessions, titles in bordeaux) is reserved to a selection of films, documentaries and videos produced in the last two years, coming from over 20 counrties in the world, among all the submitted entries. Those titles will be judged by an International Jury: an award will be assesses for each category. The Programme is organised in tematic sessions, as you can see in the following lines, in order to give the public the opportunity to choice. In total more than 50 titles, mostly never seen in Italy.
The Show (evening sessions and wek-end, titles in blue) is dedicated to biodiversity, focusing on the different interpretations the cinema have proposed along his history with some of the most celebrated authors and directors. From one side the show will present a meeting with the beauty of our planet, his species and his peculiarities. From the other side the show will present some difficult tasks like: biodiversity directed by man, cultural (bio)diversity, acceptance of the diversity and the adaptation to the environment.
The Sunday afternoon session (titles in violet) is for kids and young people.

Films and documentaries with (*) are participating to the competition.

Throughout the week, the agenda offers 65 titles, including history and lifestyle, auteur movies, and top-level documentaries, with comments and debates open to the public at large.
 

MONDAY 22nd March 2010

9:30-12:30
OPENING CEREMONY AND 2009 AWARDS - FROM THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION TO BIODIVERSITY


- Institutional greetings, Opening Ceremony and Awards for the Best Scientific Films, Documentaries and Videos of the 2009 Edition

- Lecture on “Diversity as a Driver of the Evolution: from the Darwin’s Year to the Biodiversity’s Year
Telmo Pievani,
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

- Videos and documentaries:

* O, as Origin (France, 2008, 8 min)

* Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Life and Death (Great Britain, 2009, 59 min)

Debate

14:30-17:00
BIODIVERSITY

Films and documentaries:

* Dragonflies  (Italy, 2009, 19 min)

* Aliens of the Amazon. Secret Alliance (France, 2008, 49 min)

* Jungle Water (Spain, 2008, 26 min)

* Diverseeds (Austria, 2009, 51 min)

17:00-18:45
BIODIVERSITY

Films and documentaries:

* Evolution Before Our Eyes (Germany, 2009, 8 min)

* Ecology of Death (Spain, 2009, 12 min)

* Bohemia: a Year in the Wetlands (Austria, 2009, 50 min)

* Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus - A Threat in the Tropics (Brasil, 2008, 21 min)

* Plant Virology (Italy, 2009, 10 min)

 

TUESDAY 23rd March 2010

10:00-12:00
POLLUTION: ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Scientific Research and its Impact on Health

Documentaries:

* Sentinel Animals. Warning! Air Pollution (France, 2008, 51 min)

* To Breathe…. Or not to Breathe? (Belgium, 2009, 45 min)

Debate

14:30-17:00
HEALTH SCIENCES

Films and documentaries:

* The Final Inch (USA, 2008, 38 min)

* Time Bomb: The Y Chromosome Wanes (Japan, 2009, 58 min)

* 0,9 Ampère (Italy, 2008, 52 min) 

17:00-19:15
HEALTH SCIENCES AND CHEMISTRY

Films and documentaries:

* A Question of Choice (France, 2008, 51 min)

* Chemistry: Beyond The Commonplace (Italy, 2008, 11 min)

* The Hydrogen World (Italy, 2009, 3 min)

* Chemistry of Feelings (Italy, 2009, 30 min)

* Salamander: cells of hope (Italy, 2010, 27 min)

 

WEDNESDAY 24th March 2010

10:00-12:00
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL AND ENERGETIC RESOURCES
From Scientific Research to the Search for and Exploitation of New Resources in Deep Sea and Extreme Environments

Documentaries:

* Arctic Melt Down: A Changing World (Canada, 2009, 44 min)

* Who Ownes the Sea? (Germany, 2008, 50 min)

Debate

14:30-17:05
HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Films and documentaries:

* Phantoms from the Sky. Comets: History and Science (Italy, 2009, 47 min)

* Chandra. The Journey of a Star (Italy, 2009, 58 min)

* The Wireless Pioneer - Guglielmo Marconi 1874-1937  (Italy, 2008, 51 min) 

17:05-18:35
PIONEERING RESEARCH

Films and documentaries:

* The Solar Man (Italy, 2009, 9 min)

* Higher, Faster, Further (Germany, 2008, 43 min)

- Nanotechnology: Seeing the Nanoworld (Italy, 2009, 25 min)

* The Programmable open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020 Project (USA, 2009, 12 min)

21:15
THE SHOW - CULTURAL BIODIVERSITY

Documentary-film:

- Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (by W. Herzog, 1968, 110 min)


THURSDAY 25th March 2010

10:00-12:00
ASTROPHYSICS
Exploring the Cosmos, from Galileo to the Present

Videos and documentaries

* One Minute of Astronomy - Why is Astronomy important?  (Portugal, 2009, 1 min) 

* 400 Years of the Telescope  (USA, 2008, 56 min) 

* Zichichi-Hack, a Parallel Interview (Italy, 2009, 4 min) 

* The Far Limits of Space and Time  (USA, 2009, 40 min) 

Debate

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

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

With contributions by the authors of the photographs, from the following schools: I ragazzi, autori delle foto e dei filmati, delle scuole: Scuole Elementari Ferrante Aporti plesso di via Moscati - Milano; Scuola Primaria “Roberto Ardigò” - Mantova; Scuola Media Statale “Rinascita - Livi” - Milano; I.C. “Quintino di Vona - Tito Speri” - Milano; “Scuola Media Statale Via Volta - Via Battisti - Cologno Monzese (MI); I.C. “Franco Sacchetti” Scuola Media - S. Miniato (PI); I.I.S. “Luigi Cremona” - Milano; Liceo Scientifico Statale “Vittorio Veneto” - Milano; Liceo Scientifico Statale “Giovanni Falcone e Paolo Borsellino” - Arese (MI); ISIS e Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie” - Tradate (VA); Liceo Scientifico e Classico Statale "Primo Levi" con Liceo Linguistico - San Donato Milanese (MI); Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “Girolamo Cardano” - Pavia; Liceo Scientifico Statale “Niccolò Copernico”  Pavia.

Project overview by: Pietro Danise (Science under 18)
Technical-scientific remarks by: Davide Cenadelli, Antonella Testa (Università degli Studi di Milano), Bruno Manelli (Science under 18),
Analysis of the photographic language: Diletta Zannelli, Laura Losito (Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea)
 

17:30-18:30
HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Documentary:

* The Reflection of Perfection (Italy, 2008, 56 min)

19:00-20:30
THE SHOW - ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

Documentary:

- The age of stupid (by F. Armstrong, 2009, 92 min)

21:15
THE SHOW
- ADAPTATION TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Documentary-film:

- Encounters at the end of the world (by W. Herzog, 2007, 99 min)

 

FRIDAY 26th March 2010

10:00-12:00
GETTING TO KNOW DARWIN
His Life and Up-to-date Thinking

Films and documentaries:

* A Sunday With Darwin (Canada, 2009, 42 min)

* Darwin’s Journey  (Chile, 2009, 50 min) 

Debate

14:30-17:10
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Films and documentaries:

* Carbon: Public Enemy n. 1 (France, 2009, 54 min)

* Here comes the Sun (The Netherlands, 2009, 49 min)

* Secrets in Siberian Ice (Germany, 2008, 51 min) 

17:10-18:40
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Documentaries:

* Atomic Alert (France, 2009, 87 min) ì

19:00-20:30
THE SHOW - ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Documentary-film:

- Powaqqatsi (by G. Reggio, 1988, 99 min)

21:15
THE SHOW - ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Documentary-film:

- Still Life (by J. Ziang-ke, 2006, 108 min)

 

SATURDAY 27th March 2010

10:00-12:00
ASTROPHYSICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
Exploring Near and Distant Space

Films, videos and documentaries:

* One Minute of Astronomy - Extrasolar Planets (Portugal, 2009, 1 min) 

Black Holes. The Other Side of Infinity (USA, 2006, 23 min) 

* Feeding Our Future (Europe, 2009, 35 min) 

* ESOCAST 6: Lightest Exoplanet Found  (Europe, 2009, 5 min) 

* A Dream Called Mars  (Italy, 2009, 30 min)

Debate

14:30-18:00
THE SHOW and the FESTIVAL: BIODIVERSITY - SPECIES

Films and documentaries:

- Microcosmos (by C. Nuridsany e M. Pérennou, 1996, 73 min) 

- The Private Life of Plants  (by R. Attenborough, 1995, 50 min)

* Wild Opera (France/Canada, 2009, 75 min)

18:00-18:45
THE SHOW - ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Documentary-film:

- The Land (by R.J. Flaherty, 1942, 45 min)

19:00-20:30
THE SHOW - BIODIVERSITY, THE SPECIES

Documentary-film:

- Earth (by A. Fothergill e M. Linfield, 2007, 95 min)

21:15
THE SHOW - ACCEPTING DIVERSITY

Film:

- The Elephant Man (by D. Lynch, 1980, 124 min)

SUNDAY 28TH March 2010

11:00-12:30
BIODIVERSITY OF OUR LAND: LOMBARDY

Documentary:

* Biodiversity: A Great Mosaic (Italy, 2009, 63 min)

Debate

14:30-15:15
THE SESSION FOR KIDK AND JOUNG PEOPLE - Documentaries and videos

Documentaries and videos:

* Water! Thirsty in Baerstadt (Germany, 2009, 25 min)

* Darwin on the Evolution Trail (France, 2009, 10 min)

* Dorella and the Greenhouse Effect (Italy, 2009, 8 min)

15:15-17:00
THE SESSION FOR KIDS AND JOUNG PEOPLE - Film

Film:

- Ponyo on the Cliff (by H. Miyazaki, 2008, 101 min)

17:00-18:20
THE SHOW - BIODIVERSITY: SNAPSHOT FROM OUR PLANET

Documentary:

- The Migratory People (by J. Perrin, 2001, 77 min)

19:00-20:30
THE SHOW - BIODIVERSITY: SNAPSHOT FROM OUR PLANET

Documentary:

- The Blue Planet (by F. Piavoli, 1981, 90 min)

21:15
THE SHOW - DIVERSITY-RELATED MARGINALISATION/CULTURAL BIAS

Film:

- Fahrenheit 451 (by F. Truffaut, 1966, 117 min)

 

 

Vedere la Scienza Festival 2010 is an event of Avventura della Scienza, initiative of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University.
 

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