Program

  Scientists-as-Filmmakers

STORY

Microbes are the underappreciated movers and shakers of the world, as a visitor of a fancy restaurant learns the hard way in this short film. After he unintentionally drives the microbes to go on strike, things quickly go from bad to worse.

Zurich Saturday 16 November, 14:00

 

THE POWER OF THE SMALL 

SWITZERLAND 2019, 5 min, English

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Davide Ciccarese

ETH Zurich and Eawag

Flurin Sturzenegger

University of Zurich

Mahshid Gazorpak

ETHZurich

Helmut Bürgmann

Eawag

STORY

We should conserve nature and prevent its degradation or else in future we have to live in a virtual reality.

Zurich Saturday16 November, 16:30

 

SEMBALANCE 

SWITZERLAND, 2019, 2 min, no dialog

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Dhananjay Vinod Deshmukh

ETH Zurich

Corinne Hertaeg

ETH Zurich

Cengiz Akandil

University of Zurich

Subham Mridha

University of Zurich

STORY

A concrete jungle comes to life through the imagination of a disappointed naturalist, a man upset by the high temperatures of a summer day and a stressed business woman, as they realise the benefits that green spaces provide for their wellbeing. 

Zurich Saturday16 November, 19:30

 

ZURICH 2050 

SWITZERLAND, 2019, 5 min, no dialog

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Alejandra Parreño

Zurich of University

Franziska Schmid 

WSL

Joan Casanelles Abella 

WSL

Mahsa Bazrafshan

WSL

STORY

Two Ostracods, Bob and Fred, tell the story of how evolution based on sexual selection can go wrong. We seek to explain results from a recent publication in Nature about the evolution of giant genitalia that lead to extinction in a playful and accessible manner.

Zurich Sunday 17 November, 11:30

 

EXTINCTION OF THE SEXIEST 

SWITZERLAND, 2019, 2 min, English

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Charlotte de Vries

University of Zurich

Tamaki Ohmura

WSL

STORY

A hiker experiences what a world without insects could look like.

Zurich Sunday 17 November, 15:30

 

UNEASE 

SWITZERLAND, 2019, 3 min, nodialog

 

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Carmen Allemann

University of Zurich

Sharon Merki 

University of Zurich

 

STORY

 

Connectivity is the story of several protagonists in daily life situations. Due to the limited amount of recourses we have on earth, the outcome of their decisions affects the potential use of these resources by others. 

Zurich Sunday 17 November, 19:15

 

CONNECTIVITY 

SWITZERLAND, 2019, 3 min, English

SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Melina Zimmerli

University of Zurich
Alain Luck 

University of Zurich
Fabio Bargardi

ETH

Sabrina Stettler 

ZHAW

Michael Gerlt

ETH

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