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The Most Unknown (2018)

92 min | Documentary

The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How...See moreThe Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, then dropping them into new, immersive field work they previously hadn't tackled, the film reveals the true potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, pushing the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose. Directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso, The City Dark) and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), The Most Unknown is an ambitious look at a side of science never before shown on screen. The film was made possible by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. See less
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May 18, 2018 (United States)

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Jennifer L. Macalady
Self - Microbiologist, Penn State University (as Jennifer Macalady) Self - Microbiologist, Penn State University (as Jennifer Macalady)   See fewer
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Davide D'Angelo
Self - Physicist, Università degli Studi di Milano Self - Physicist, Università degli Studi di Milano   See fewer
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Axel Cleeremans
Self - Cognitive Psychologist, Université libre de Bruxelles Self - Cognitive Psychologist, Université libre de Bruxelles   See fewer
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Luke McKay
Self - Astrobiologist, Montana State University Self - Astrobiologist, Montana State University   See fewer
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Rachel L. Smith
Self - Astrophysicist, North California Museum of Natural Sciences Self - Astrophysicist, North California Museum of Natural Sciences   See fewer
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Erik Cordes
Self - Ecologist & Chief Expedition Scientist, Temple University Self - Ecologist & Chief Expedition Scientist, Temple University   See fewer
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Victoria Orphan
Self - Geobiologist, California Institute of Technology Self - Geobiologist, California Institute of Technology   See fewer
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Jun Ye
Self - Physicist, University of Colorado-Boulder & National Institute of Standards and Technology Self - Physicist, University of Colorado-Boulder & National Institute of Standards and Technology   See fewer
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Anil Seth
Self - Neuroscientist, University of Sussex Self - Neuroscientist, University of Sussex   See fewer
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Laurie Santos
Self - Cognitive Psychologist, Yale University (as Laurie R. Santos) Self - Cognitive Psychologist, Yale University (as Laurie R. Santos)   See fewer
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Emilie Caspar
Self - Cognitive Neuroscientist, Université libre de Bruxelles Self - Cognitive Neuroscientist, Université libre de Bruxelles   See fewer
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Brian Hedlund
Self - Microbial Ecologist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Self - Microbial Ecologist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas   See fewer
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Joseph Gargiulo
Self - Telescope Support Supervisor, W.M. Keck Observatory Self - Telescope Support Supervisor, W.M. Keck Observatory   See fewer
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Chris Oates
Self - Physicist, National Institute of Standards & Technology Self - Physicist, National Institute of Standards & Technology   See fewer
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Warrick Roseboom
Self - Researcher, Time Perception Group, University of Sussex Self - Researcher, Time Perception Group, University of Sussex   See fewer
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George Edward Marti
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6.6 / 10 | 1,621 votes