Focus on Infinity
Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumWed, Jul 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Janet Borgerson
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Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumSat, Aug 2, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Joanne Rusch & Bryan Watson
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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:80 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Production Country:Austria
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joerg Burger
Produced by:Joerg Burger
Georg Misch
Ralph Wieser
Cinematography:Joerg Burger
Editing By:Joerg Burger
Gökçe Ince
Take a cinematic journey in pursuit of the infinite where you’ll encounter men and machines dedicated to exploring the origin of the cosmos and our existence. Enormous telescopes in the desert, supercomputers, gigantic particle accelerators—no effort is too great to satisfy the human thirst for knowledge, to finally understand the secret of infinity. We visit the abandoned “nitrate town” of Pisagua, the ancient Atacama Giant geoglyph, the massive ALMA radio telescope project, Area 51 military base in Nevada, the Cosmic Ray Division lab in Armenia, and large-scale astronomy projects in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. We listen to interviews with leading astronomers, physicists, even the emeritus director from the Vatican Observatory, who present a range of theories about the mysterious cosmos. Meanwhile, Turkish physicist and writer Asli Erdogan contemplates the irony inherent in our obsessive search to know why we are here. Where do we come from, what are we, and where do we go?