Founded in 1934, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Sloan's program in Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics supports various media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology to reach a wide, non-specialized audience. Watch award-winning Sloan short films here.
As a child, Hope underwent an experimental heart operation that would forever link her with the man who aided the risky procedure by offering to act as a human extracorporeal circulatory system.
A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Madness and Genius
Despite his near-photographic memory, Jordan is failing college, so he decides to steal the ideas of his professor, a brilliant thinker turned recluse with a dark past.
In the near future, in a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.
George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
One Man Dies a Million Times
Two Russian botanists in a besieged city must protect the invaluable edible specimens of a seed bank from their starving fellow citizens, enemy forces, rats, and each other.
When a programmer is hired to create the ideal personality for an automated call center, his attempts to quantify what it means to be human throws his life into chaos.
As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time—or perhaps their greatest failure.
Four friends and fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Robot & Frank
In the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
In this thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens, the desperate father of a missing 16-year-old girl breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
A misanthropic scientist is forced into sensitivity training at work and forms an unlikely friendship with the bubbly woman assigned to be her coach.
The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
While traveling to California to attend her baby shower, a pregnant woman takes a side trip to find her long-estranged mother.
A musicologist travels to Appalachia and makes the discovery of a lifetime.
A bio-geneticist has created a type of Self Replicating Automaton, which looks like a human being, but is in fact part machine and part living organism.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
A boy in Malawi helps save his village from famine by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.
The Catcher Was a Spy
The true story of Moe Berg: Major League Baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney who spoke nine languages...and top-secret spy who helped the U.S. beat Germany in the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
The House of Tomorrow
A sheltered, socially-awkward teen living in a geodesic dome with his Buckminster Fuller-worshiping grandmother becomes friends with a green-haired heart transplant patient who introduces him to punk rock.
The Imitation Game
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
A true story based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Professor G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite the latter’s lack of formal training and education.
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney, presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must use his wits, spirit, and scientific know-how to find a way to survive on the hostile planet.