DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World
Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s – and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s – engineers. Throughout human history, engineers have been behind-the-scenes forging an ingenious variety of lifesaving, even civilization-altering, structures, gadgets and gizmos. Yet never before have engineers been so vital to humanity and or so visible in the culture as they are now, as young women and men literally shoot for the stars and bust through old barriers to create a world only they can imagine.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this is the story told by DREAM BIG, marking the first film for IMAX® and giant-screen theatres to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative – which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century.
Whatever you think engineering is, you’ll probably think again as the award-winning filmmaking team at MacGillivray Freeman Films reveals not only the grandeur but the heart, humanity and optimism that exists within every problem-solving project. For no matter how complex any engineering venture is, the bedrock of every single one starts with the hopes and dreams of real people.
Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, DREAM BIG reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies: from the Roman Arch to the Great Wall of China, from one much-needed village bridge to the cosmic International Space Station, from underwater robots to death-defying rollercoasters, wind-defying skyscrapers and pneumatic tube vehicles that might one day zoom at 700 MPH. The journey spans the globe because engineering is truly a universally shared need – from China and Nepal to Dubai, Australia and Haiti back to Seattle, San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona, following a group of engineers from diverse backgrounds, each excited to ask in their own way: “What cool solutions can we come up with next?”
MYSTERIES OF CHINA
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.
The discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor offers a unique time capsule into the past, revealing many things about this great country, which we use to tell a larger story of the growth of China into a true superpower. From modern China to ancient China and back again, the film is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor and growth in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future.
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s. As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting forward the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for Natural Selection. Audiences will be wowed by the mindboggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. As in SK’s award winning Flight of the Butterflies, nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.
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ANIMALOPOLIS will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit “Seussian” perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.
Whether going nose to nose with hippos as they graze upon nature’s massive salad bar, or eye to eye with dancing bears, sea lions turning somersaults, an otter that prays, we are reminded that nature provides us with humor and wonder, everywhere.
ANIMALOPOLIS takes a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, scary crabs that hold a town hostage and even attempt to cuddle with children, and much more.
ANIMALOPOLIS will provide kids and their adults with a journey of smiles and chuckles.