See Science on the Silver Screen in Paris

See Science on the Silver Screen in Paris

Pariscience is an international science film festival that has been held every year for almost a decade. This year marks the eighth edition of the festival, which has been organized at the National Museum of Natural History (le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) in Paris’s fifth district. Guests staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg should therefore not miss their chance to participate in this unique and interesting event.

From October 4 through October 9, 2012, a series of 50 films will be shown, selected from the best international productions of all genres. These films are selected with the aim of showing not only the impact of science on society and the environment but also the emotions and sentiment that can be behind science.

In addition, there will be 15 films competing for a number of jury prizes, with the winners being selected by a group of notable research and media professionals. There will also be six films competing for youth prizes, with one prize given for middle school productions and another prize for high school productions.

The films presented by Pariscience appeal to audiences of all kinds, from kids to adults, from professionals to amateurs. The films’ images will surprise you while their information will educate you.

Film topics include the exploration of ancient human DNA, the shifting of the continents, life with robots and the magic of the unconscious mind. These are just a few of the subjects covered by the many films that will be shown throughout the duration of the festival.

Moreover, there will be a special session to pay tribute to the scientific achievements of Albert Jacquard, world-famous geneticist and humanistic scientist. Along with Albert Jacquard, roughly 100 other scientists, professionals and filmmakers will be present during the festival to hold conferences and share their points of view.