08 Oct – 20 Dec 2019
Hanoi and HCMC
From Goethe Institut:
From October to December, the Goethe-Institut Vietnam will host the ninth edition of the annual SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL VIETNAM. In partnership with long term partner THD (social enterprise THD Education Solution Ltd), we offer daytime screenings for secondary scholars but also adult audience. Students, scholars and the general public alike are invited to explore this year’s theme „Humboldt and the Web of Life“.
The Science Film Festival will kick off on 8th October with a press conference and a panel discussion, followed by high substantial science films, aiming to promote the initatives of learning and to contribute to the cultural development in Vietnam. We are planning to reach 44 schools. The concept of the festival has proven to be very successful, that’s why we expect our hand-on activities to again reach tens of thousands of students in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Each screening will be accompanied by interactive projects, discovery workshops and experiments. Youth can experience science with hands and eyes; they can do experiments on the spot. This will deepen the process of learning and understanding. We believe that curiosity and the ability to think critically in each young learner are the potential for being a researcher and constructor, a thinker and builder. Films and experiments will be the medium through which curiosity and the desire to explore are encouraged and our knowledge of today’s world are expanded.
This year marks the 250th birthday (1769 – 2019) of the brilliant german scientist Alexander von Humboldt. His approach to understand nature as an interconnected web rather than single disciplines revolutionised the conception of nature itself. This interdisciplinary point of view is more urgently needed than ever: If everything is inseparable, what global consequences do actions have? Because of this anniversary the festival will circle around his ideas, explorations and findings, taking in his perspectives of the interconnectedness of nature.
As last year, the Southeast Asian Digital STEM Platform (SEADSTED) will be our partner. It can be used as a teaching material and tool to relate to our films and experiments and in addition it can be used as a source for teaching STEM by teachers. It also brings a forum for them to share their thoughts, experiences and opinions about STEM.