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The 2011 Science Film Festival: Sparking inquisitive minds

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 28 2011   /  08:00 am

Here’s a science pop quiz. Are hydrogen-fueled cars the answer to cleaner air? Is honey really an elixir of life or simply saccharine bee vomit?
Bursting: Mount Merapi erupts violently on Nov. 14, 2010. The only entry from Indonesia for the 2011 Science Film Festival was a short, I Got It: The Volcano Episode, about the mountain. JP/J. AdigunaCan you answer these science questions? Moreover, can you get children to buzz about such scientific ruminations over movies and popcorn?

Positively yes, experts hypothesize.

“Science movies are crafted to make learning about science more fun and enjoyable,” the CEO of Sustainable Forest Conservation, Agus P. Sari, said.

“That is why many science movies are geared to children,” he added, in reference to the films at the Science Film Festival.

The Science Film Festival is a roadshow of 16 science-themed d...