Flying Anne

21 minutes

Anne is 11 and has Tourette’s syndrome. She also has a great love of life

Catherine van Campen’s film follows 11-year-old Anne through the long and willful days of childhood as she reflects on her hopes and fears. Unlike most other 11-year-olds, however, Anne has Tourette’s syndrome, which manifests itself in involuntary tics and urges. The film is an affecting portrait of growing up different at an age of trying to fit in.

Director: Catherine van Campen

Producer: Joost Seelen

Video/Biology

How airborne microbes ride clouds, hop continents and even make it rain

5 minutes

Video/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Can you season seafood with ocean sounds? One of the many ways senses interact

5 minutes

Essay/Sleep & Dreams

Falling for sleep

When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber?

Rubin Naiman

Idea/Wellbeing

Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated age

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Video/Medical Ethics

What it’s like to stand by your daughter in her choice to die

18 minutes

Idea/Wellbeing

Doctors have become less empathetic, but is it their fault?

David Scales

Essay/Sleep & Dreams

Life in Circadia

The ticking of the bodyclock can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence

Jessa Gamble

Video/Illness & Disease

A fly fisherman glimpses his own death in the river that gives him solace

5 minutes