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  1. Fire With Fire | Ross Kauffman

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    761K Plays / / 44 Comments

    Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another… inside the body of an six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations. Join the conversation and tweet #FireWithFire…

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    • The Secret of Trees | Albert Maysles

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      What do trees know that we don't? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect…

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      • CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent

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        CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. Neil Harbisson was born with…

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        • Heart Stop Beating | Jeremiah Zagar

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          Heart Stop Beating is the story of Billy Cohn & Bud Frazier, two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute, who in March of 2011 successfully replaced a dying man's heart with a 'continuous…

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          • You Don't Know Jack | Morgan Spurlock

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            Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth. Join the conversation and tweet #DontKnowJack…

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            • Mine Kafon | Callum Cooper

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              MINE KAFON is a 5th place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. A short documentary portrait on a designer…

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              • The Contenders | Lucy Walker

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                Biologists spent ten years trying to map the structure of the elusive Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus, a problem that could unlock the cure for AIDS. The Contenders solved it in three weeks. Using the online…

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                • The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis

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                  THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Learn more about the Competition and GE FOCUS FORWARD at http://focusforwardfilms.com/finalists Ric…

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                  • Meet Mr. Toilet | Jessica Yu

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                    360K Plays / / 65 Comments

                    For those without access to a simple toilet, poop can be poison. Businessman-turned-sanitation-superhero Jack Sim fights this oft-neglected crisis affecting 2.6 billion people... Join the conversation…

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                    • The Artificial Leaf | Jared P. Scott & Kelly Nyks

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                      THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF is a 2nd Place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. Dan Nocera has a simple formula…

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                      • Catching Fire | Ward Serrill

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                        CATCHING FIRE is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at https://vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362. Can a simple stove…

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                        • All American Boy | Crawford Anderson-Dillon

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                          ALL AMERICAN BOY is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at https://vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362. A short documentary…

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                          Short Films, Big Ideas

                          GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting


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                          Short Films, Big Ideas

                          GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting professional-quality, three-minute end-to-end stories about people or organizations whose innovative efforts have had a significant positive impact on humanity. The GE FOCUS FORWARD films and competition finalists tell the stories of visionaries such as scientists, engineers, economists, mathematicians, physicists, financiers, and in some cases everyday folks who have facilitated human progress or reshaped our world by their efforts and inventions. For more information, visit focusforwardfilms.com.

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