in cooperation with JGGO Foundation, Children's Television Foundation of Bangladesh, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, PASCH-Schools: Partners for the Future, South Point School and College, Oxford International School, Maple Leaf International School.
The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities. The Science Film Festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be fun. The official selection of films for 2019 are online now! The festival will take place in Bangladesh from 12.10. – 15.11.2019.
Theme of the year
HUMBOLDT AND THE WEB OF LIFE
What has Alexander von Humboldt, who was born 250 years ago (1769 - 1859), to do with global climate change and sustainability today? Alexander von Humboldt revolutionized the conception of nature by scientifically approaching it as an interconnected living web - and in doing so, inspired countless scientists, environmentalists, writers and artists alike. On the 250 Year Anniversary of Humboldt’s birth, we need such a global perspective more today than ever: an appreciation that all things are connected and that harm caused in one place, always has implications elsewhere and for the whole. Perhaps these ideas can help to stimulate alternatives - whole-system thinking and the pursuit of endeavors that rejuvenate the natural world. Humboldt had respect for nature, for the wonders it contained, but also as the system in which we ourselves are an inseparable part.
In a time when scientists are trying to understand and predict the global consequences of climate change, Humboldt’s interdisciplinary approach to science and nature is more relevant than ever. He refused to be tied to one discipline and insisted that all and everything was linked — humans, land clearing, plants, oceans, biodiversity, atmospheric changes, temperature, and so on. Humboldt’s nature was a global force. Time and again he examined the connections between nature and science, art and society, and has taken a cosmopolitan perspective on the world as a whole. When nature is perceived as a web, its vulnerability also becomes obvious. Everything hangs together. If one thread is pulled, the whole tapestry might unravel.
The Science Film Festival 2019 aims to illustrate the relevance of this complex approach to the 21st century, in particular for students and young people, and raise awareness of environmental issues, climate change and sustainability.
This year for SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019, 25 films have been selected by the Juries for Bangladesh. These films have varied genres from Family Edutainment, Ecology & Environment, Natural Science, Life Science and Technology, Culture and History, Non-verbal and Science shorts.
—3 Films - Early Learners 5-8 years | 1st – 3rd Std.
—4 Films - Primary Section 9-11 years | 4th – 7th Std.
—8 Films - Secondary Section 12-16 years | 8th – 12th Std.
—10 Films - University and General Public17 years plus
There will be educational activities accompanying each film and the teachers will be given self-explanatory sheets in order to conduct these educational activities for their Students.
Make sure you do not miss the screenings! Check out our Facebook page for regularly updated screening details!
Entry is Free!