The #1 Audience Favorite at Sundance & SXSW!
'Supremely entertaining. An ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends.'
National Geographic Documentary Films Science Fair follows nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks &, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Only one will be named 'Best in Fair.'
The film follows elite science programs & underdogs who don't have as much support behind them. Kashfia Rahman is a soft-spoken girl & daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants & grew up in Brookings, South Dakota as one of the only Muslim girls in her high school. When she can't find a teacher to serve as her research advisor, she forms an unlikely kinship with her school's head football coach who ends up being the only teacher who will sponsor her science project. Rahman dreams of attending college on the East Coast where she'll be judged for her intellect & not for her hijab. Rahman is now a student at Harvard University studying Psychology & Cognitive Sciences as well as Global Health Policy.
Science Fair is a film from Fusion & Muck Media & was directed by the DuPont award winning & Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team of Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster.
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An informal discussion will follow with doughnuts & beverages.
Science Fair is rated PG.
Documentary films provide a deeper study of timely, often unnoticed social issues. Their compelling storytelling engages the heart & mind allowing us to walk in another's shoes, oftentimes providing those rebuffed a voice, ultimately building a sense of shared humanity.