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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.
Directors: Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
Values and beliefs
A funeral director takes in bodies that social stigma leaves unclaimed
Philosophy of religion
What Zen Buddhist riddles reveal about knowledge and the unknowable
Revisiting ‘Powers of Ten’ – what we’ve learned about the Universe since 1977
It’s a massive, winged Cretaceous beast – could a human ride one?
Dance and theatre
Technology, philosophy, randomness – how Merce Cunningham pushed dance to its limits
History of technology
Behold as a mechanical foghorn in Shetland awakes from its year-long slumber
Philosophy of mind
Embodied cognition seems intuitive, but philosophy can push it to some strange places
Animals and humans
An unflinching look at a provocative public dissection of a ‘surplus’ zoo lion
Models capture the world-warping physics of what happens when stars meet black holes