Skip to main content

Science Fair Movie Review

Blinded Me With Science

"Science Fair," a product of the National Geographic channel, is exactly why I often find documentaries to be so worthwhile. The top ones entertain and inform, and "Science Fair" does just that. It makes you feel warm with hope about the future while presenting a truly exciting contest where you will find it difficult to not root for someone without rooting against anyone else.

At a time in our history where some no longer find science to be believable or even important at all, it's comforting to know that there are still plenty of teenagers out there who burn with desire to make life better for the rest of us. Their motives aren't completely altruistic. They are looking to get into the best schools and achieve personal success, but the products of their determination will do great things for society as a whole.

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) runs the international contest, and while the world has so much trouble getting along, it's good to know that the participants in the science fair don't think along the same lines. Their common bond is a drive to learn. In total, there are 1700 entrants from 78 countries.

Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster are the co-directors of "Science Fair" and they do a great job of making it a pleasantly tense affair. They focus on about ten of the qualifiers for the grand prize and among them you find numerous types of backgrounds and personalities. You can't help rooting for some of them, especially the ones who have no support systems behind them.

A few are worth mentioning specifically. Myllena and Gabriel are two teens living in the tiny town of Iracema, Brazil, who are working on a cure for the Zika virus. Robbie, from Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia is always smiling while telling us about how machines learn. Somehow, he is barely passing his high school math class. Ivo lives in Lorch, Germany and he is involved in developing a flying wing, which could have a major impact on aviation. Kashfia is a child of Pakistani immigrants who lives in Brookings, South Dakota. She is virtually ignored there, but for one week a year she gets to be among the other teens who share her love of science. Only there can she feel comfortable.

It is impossible to miss the point that diversity is one of the most important parts of "Science Fair." This is an arena where culture, race, and gender simply don't matter. It's also obvious that immigration is one of America's greatest resources for any future success. Go see "Science Fair" and smile for 90 minutes.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

2019 BMW i8 Review

The 2019 BMW i8 is a head-turner for its looks, which hides its plug-in powertrain. That’s good or bad, depending on your priorities.Even among six-figure cars with two doors, the 2019 BMW i8 steals stares. That could be because of the dramatic wing doors and futuristic shape, its laser headlights at night, or the 2019 i8’s silent propulsion for up to 18 miles.
Or it may steal attention because, even after more than four years on sale, it’s a very rare sight.

LG G5 Review In-Depth

Can LG take on the Galaxy S7 with a metal design, dual-cameras and an accessory slot? Here's our first LG G5 review, focusing on LG G5 design and build, LG G5 specs, LG G5 cameras and LG G5 software and apps.
Alongside the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 is one of the biggest phones (not literally) to launch in 2016 – and we're not just talking in the Android world. It's one of the heavyweights and LG will be looking to set the market alight with the G5's alternative and innovative modular design.

Apple iPhone XR Review

If you aren't sure you are ready to leave the Home button behind and embrace Face ID, think again. We'll tell you why the iPhone XR is worth the sacrifice - especially because it's just as good (if not better than) the iPhone XS. Find out more in out full review.
Should I Buy The Apple iPhone XR?
The iPhone XR brings Face ID to the masses. We’re sure people will continue to rebel against the lack of Home button, but eventually we expect them to come round and embrace the larger screen, Portrait mode (front and back), animoji and memoji.We have no doubt that this will be a popular iPhone and it deserves to be. The only question is why would anyone buy an iPhone XS when the iPhone XR is just as powerful and has a bigger screen.

Google Pixel Review

Not everyone wants a phone with a big screen, but most small-screen phones compromise on performance and cameras. Not so with Google’s latest flagship Android phone: Here’s our Google Pixel review.
Joining the ranks of the Pixel C and Chromebook Pixel are Google’s new Pixel phones. We’re reviewing the smaller 5in Pixel here, but you can read our separate Pixel XL review if you’re after a bigger phone.

BlackBerry KEYone Review

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It’s not for everyone though, in fact, it’s not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.
Should I Buy The BlackBerry KEYone?
But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017, not 2007.If you love your iPhone or Samsung, you’ll hate the KEYone and won’t even consider buying it. But if you’ve made it to the end of this review, chances are you’re weighing up a buy. If you think you’ll love the BlackBerry KEYone, then I’m pretty certain you won’t be disappointed. You’re part of a minority, but finally BlackBerry has a phone for you that doesn’t force you to compromise.

Like Fan Page