How long until it is normal to implant a chip under your skin? Can beetles cure cancer? How does the migratory wave relate to climate change? Will an artificial star supply clean energy for us for millions of years to come, and what is everyday life like with a humanoid robot? These and other questions will be answered at the 7th Life Sciences Film Festival (LSFF), which will be held on 16-20 October at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and 28 October at the Dejvice Campus.
This year’s main festival topics and the accompanying programme will be:
- Chips and technologies enhancing the possibilities of the human body: Will all of us be Robocops soon?
- Communication between organisms: Can a tree cry or beetles treat cancer, and do termites hold the planet together?
- Invisible borders: What caused the refugee crisis? How can global data solve local disasters and what human health secrets are hidden from us by governments?
- Tasty or disgusting: Black oyster beer, yeast whale milk, running sushi race over obstacles and barbecue rituals from around the world
- The living skin of planet earth: The sixth wave of extinction of species, or where did the geoderma get acne from?
A total of 36 documentary films are prepared for visitors to the LSSF, including discussions and presentations, which, from a wide range of perspectives, address issues of human influence on nature, food production, and sustainable development. The films will compete for prizes at of individual faculties and the LSFF Grand Prix with a reward of € 3,000.
You can find details about the festival at www.lsff.cz.
The festival organizers are CULS and Harvest Films, z. s. Festival screenings will be held at the CULS Large Auditorium. All films and accompanying events are free for students, educators and the public.