Invisible Light
September 2016

LIGHT is the overarching theme of the 9th Imagine Science Film Festival this month, but its significance extends far beyond any one festival or month of programming, since it lies at the heart of both film-making and scientific observation. But the meanings of light multiply far beyond even these. These films deal with visual reception by eyes and cameras, with the blinding flashes of nuclear tests and weapons, with the life-giving process of photosynthesis and the destructive effects of too much light in coral bleaching. It can equally serve as metaphor for religion or wisdom. And of course light suffuses the history of science, here informing both real and imagined breakthroughs. It is, of course, no coincidence that sudden understanding may be described as "illumination".

Misterioso

by Chema García Ibarra
FILM

Beyond Expression Bright

by Erin Espelie
FILM

Cultures

by Lia Giraud
FILM

Icarus

by César Pesquera
FILM

Microscopic Leaps

by Markos Kay
FILM

The Chronoscope

by Andrew Legge
FILM

Look Inside the Ghost Machine

by Péter Lichter
FILM

Les Outils (Tools)

by Simon Laganiere
FILM

Light will never be that fast again

by Alfredo Hubard
FILM

In Waking Hours

by Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vanagt
FILM

Flowering Plants - The Right Timing

by Anna Massih
FILM

Emergency Calls

by Hannes Vartiainen Pekka Veikkolainen
FILM

Coral Bleaching

by Fabian de Kok-Mercado
FILM

An All-Encompassing Light

by Chloe White
FILM

(in)visible

by Sonja Baeumel
FILM
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