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

17 minutes
German
Adrienne Collatos
2019

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.

Germany/U.S.
This film is playing as a part of

The Love Bugs

34 minutes
English
Maria Clinton & Allison Otto
2018

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.

U.S.
This film is playing as a part of

Space Cleaners

23 minutes
English & German
Marco Hülser
2019

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

Germany
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Swatted

21 minutes
English
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
2018

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

France/U.S.
This film is playing as a part of