The Aquadettes

10 minutes

Sage advice from Leisure World, California’s geriatric synchronised swimmers

Ageing gracefully in a community for retirees in Orange County, The Aquadettes fight the body’s decline with buoyancy aids, sharp-eyed humour, and an occasional hit of marijuana. This colourful documentary looks at what it means to be old, and why we should all rail against the dying of the light.

Director: Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari

Video/Evolution

Flashing together: when fireflies meet LEDs, the result is a beautiful lightshow

2 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Astronomy

When we look for aliens, why do we always find ourselves staring back?

5 minutes

Video/Internet & Communication

A classic film on communication finds renewed meaning in the age of memes and emojis

22 minutes

Idea/Medical Ethics

White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor

Jessica Baron

Video/Illness & Disease

Maria’s skin tears open every day but, though her body is fragile, her will is formidable

18 minutes

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Essay/Medical Ethics

Intersex rights

Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights

Alice Dreger

Idea/Medicine

We need ecstasy and opioids in place of Prozac and Xanax

Marc Lewis & Shaun Shelly

Video/Illness & Disease

How our bodies can create billions of defences against disease with just 20,000 genes

3 minutes

Essay/Gender

Who is a sportswoman?

Elite female athletes are subjected to invasive gender tests, and hormone treatments if they fail. This is deeply unfair

Silvia Camporesi