Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Opens February 2nd
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?”