Doc Shorts: Science & Cyberspace

Doc Shorts: Science & Cyberspace

94 minutes

A wide-ranging program of films that explore science, technology, and cyberspace.

Anas v. the Giant

Germany/U.S.
2019
17 minutes
German
Directed by:
Adrienne Collatos

When Anas Modamani arrived in Berlin in 2015 after making the trek from Syria, he celebrated with a selfie posted to Facebook, but his photo was quickly re-purposed into a fake news story and went viral. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Anas brought a lawsuit against Facebook.

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The Love Bugs

U.S.
2018
34 minutes
English
Directed by:
Maria Clinton & Allison Otto

Two married entomologists have quietly amassed the world's largest private collection of insects, but as they grapple with Parkinson’s and their twilight years, these two soulmates — married for 55 years — decide to give the collection away.

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Space Cleaners

Germany
2019
23 minutes
English & German
Directed by:
Marco Hülser

Scientists in Germany and around the world are trying to get a grip on the problem of space debris.

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Swatted

France/U.S.
2018
21 minutes
English
Directed by:
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Online video-game players describe their struggles with "swatting," a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play.

This film is playing as a part of