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HSE is hosting the Science Cinema Festival ‘360°’

The third Science Cinema Festival ‘360°’ takes place in Moscow from 10-17 October. The HSE was one of the first to be involved in this festival and its screenings.

The Science Cinema Festival ‘360°’ has been happening in Moscow since 2011. Its main aim is to put across complex scientific research in simple language and to give the audience the opportunity to follow what is going on in the world of science today. The jury is made up of experts and professionals from the science and film industry.

The Polytechnic Museum is organising the festival and this year screenings will be on five university sites in Moscow, as well as at cultural centres and cinemas. Films exploring the themes of business, government administration, law, and technology will be shown at the HSE and throughout the screenings there will be the opportunity to discuss the films with tutors. One of the films, ‘Business in Brussels’, deals with the question of who influences EU policies, and how lobbyists operate. Another about the search engine Google explains how the world of technology has developed so much, as well as why companies are refusing to allow open access to their online libraries.

‘The festival’s themes are changing with new topics coming to the fore,’ says Irina Belykh, the ‘360°’ Director of Schedules. ‘Many of the films this year deal with the idea that, despite rapid technical progress, we are still susceptible to the sway that myths, superstition and fear hold over us. Only by gaining knowledge, and understanding what goes on around us can we rid ourselves of them. There are rumours circulating that two of the films in the festival might be in line for an “Oscar”. Let’s see if the festival’s jury agrees with the American Film Academy.’

For the HSE, the staging of the festival was just one part of the project ‘University: open doors’. As part of this project, HSE is putting on a series of public cultural events, including lectures, concerts, talks with prominent scientists, publicists, and social figures. In May 2013, HSE took part, for the first time, in the scheme ‘Night in the Museum’, where it opened its campus on Shabolovka to the public. This autumn, HSE has also hosted the art project ‘MediaDvor’ as part of the Moscow modern art biennial.  ‘The HSE is a big player on the Moscow cultural scene, ‘explains Valeria Kasamara, Director of HSE Corporate Projects. ‘It is now a tradition that our university joins in the organisation of the city’s major cultural and scientific festivals and celebrations. Furthermore, at HSE cinema is very popular: we have several film clubs, including the club ‘Fans of documentary’.  We would like more films to be screened at HSE – we are always open to new and interesting ideas.’

Film Times at the National Research University, "Higher School of Economics":

12 October, 19.00 — ‘Business in Brussels’ (Director Matthew Lieter, Fredrich Mozer Belgium/Austria/USA/France 2012) Address: ul. Shabolovka 26, hall K9

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14 October, 18.00 —  ‘Conditions Which We Accept’ (Director Callen Khobak, USA,  2012) Address. Bol’shoi Tryokhsvyatitel’skiy pereulok 3, assembly hall

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17 October, 18.00 — ‘Google and the World Brain’(Director Ben Lewis, Denmark 2013) Address. Bol’shoi Tryokhsvyatitel’skiy pereulok 3, assembly hall

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Entry is free. The number of spaces is limited. Sign in on the site to book tickets.

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