8th Science Film Festival returns to PH for a fun, educational gathering

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED November 7, 2017 01:45 pm
Photo from Goethe Institut

(Inside Manila) Aimed to use films as a bridge to understanding complex scientific concepts for nearly a decade now, the annual international Science Film Festival returns to educate the wide Filipino audience in an entertaining way.

Goethe Institut, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), presents the 8th Science Film Festival, where carefully selected films discussing concepts of science will be screened internationally with the theme “Anthropocene: Welcome to the Age of Humans.”

Merriam-Webster defines Anthropocene as “the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth regarded as constituting a distinct geological age.”

The films are divided into three categories, namely Primary, Secondary, and Young Adult, and explores humanity’s impact on Earth through topics such as urbanization, mobility, nature, evolution, food, and human-machine interaction—keeping its edutainment approach and comprehensibility.

The Science Film Festival runs from November 7 to December 15 in 16 cities in Metro Manila and other regions in the country through partner venues Museo Pambata, The Mind Museum, the Philippine Science Centrum, the National Library of the Philippines, and in several other libraries and schools across the country.

The festival is held internationally from October 6 to December 18 in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Gulf Region, Sudan, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka.

For more information, visit www.goethe.de or download the full program here.



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