Film Series

Watch a film, and explore its social and ethical issues.

The Science & Society film series occurs following Periodic Tables events once each month. The program uses documentary films to create opportunities for the Durham community to both learn about topics in science, and to explore current issues in through film while engaging in dialogue with filmmakers, scientific experts and others working in fields which selected films highlight.

Film Series events begin just after our Periodic Table events wrap, one Tuesday evening per month at approximately 8:15pm with panel discussions following a screening of the film.

Upcoming Film Screenings

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Past Film Screenings

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Resistance and a discussion with experts in infectious disease and the environmental causes of the increasing antimicrobial resistance rates.
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Who is Dayani Cristal
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

After the screening a panel will discuss the use of forensic DNA to identify unidentified migrants and others with Sara Katsanis, MS of Science & Society, Chelsey Juarez, Ph.D. of NC State University and Kate Spradley, Ph.D. of Texas State University.
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Predict My Future: The Science of Us
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Panel discussion included Duke faculty members Terrie Moffitt, Ph.D. and Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D.
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Twitch: A Documentary –  The Last Generation with Huntington’s Disease
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Panel discussion included director Kristen Powers and Dr. Burton Scott, MD/Ph.D. of the Duke University Medical Center’s Neurology Department
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Ride the Tiger
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A pre-screening of this PBS documentary was co-sponsored by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences with a panel including Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., and Melody Moezzi, both featured in the film, local mental health advocates, and Duke researchers and clinicians.
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Erin Brokovich
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Twitch (2014)
Monday, March 23, 2015
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Never Let Me Go
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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