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.
George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
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 molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.
House of Sand
In 1910, a woman is taken along with her mother to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.
A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
Cartographer Will Shepard hits the road for his latest job: to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia. During his assignment, he forms a bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer.
A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
When her single mom runs off to California, Laudurée, a passionate environmentalist, clings to her rural home and a carbon sequestration experiment.
Flash of Genius
Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.
The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
Embrace of the Serpent
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
A troubled teen is sent to live with his estranged father, a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park. During his time there, he develops an unusual affinity with and passion for the wolves in a local pack.
A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with one of his creations in the days after the dot-com boom.
Decoding Annie Parker
Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease, and comedy: the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.
A 1980s-set story centered around a man-versus-machine chess tournament.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
This documentary reveals the Hedy Lamarr hidden behind the famously beautiful Hollywood star's glamorous image: a technological trailblazer whose inventions form the basis of modern WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth systems.
Beneath Hill 60
In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.
A scientist creates genetically modified rice and is sent India to sell it to rural farmers.