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Event Info
Dialogue:Local student science stars!
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Runtime:90 minutes
Director:Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Year Released:2018
Production Country:USA


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"Science Fair is so funny and so moving, it almost seems too good to be true." - Carly Mallenbaum, USA Today

"The funniest movie of the year." - Kevin Fallon, Daily Beast

"Supremely entertaining. An ode to the teenage science geeks on whom the future depends." - Peter DeBruge, Variety

Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable" and "brilliant and quirky," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

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Team members: Krisha Kapoor, Ian Kraske, Tyler Lieberman, Lily McConnell, Davis Nepple, Marie Stier, Nora Stier, Ella Vakiner, Ian Wells
Formerly a FIRST Lego League team, this group of young inventors proposed a simple solution to lead in high school drinking water fountains. In researching the problem of lead in drinking water, the team discovered that it is common for water in drinking fountains to test high for lead, which is harmful to the developing brains and bodies of young children. The team developed an innovative solution of adding a mounted filter system to the top of water fountains. It is installed simply by removing the water fountain tap and screwing in a lead filter system. This drinking fountain mounted filter system is patent pending, and the team continues to develop this solution for commercial use.

Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.